For example, if a construction company cannot carry out construction work in the months of December to March due to snow, seasonal short-time allowance or supplementary benefits can partially compensate for the loss of pay. It is intended to relieve the burden on your company and help preserve jobs.
The winter allowance is limited to companies in the
- in the construction industry,
- the scaffolding trade,
- the roofing trade and
- gardening and landscaping.
The winter subsidy is intended to relieve the burden on your business and help you to retain jobs. In order for you to receive the winter allowance, the law requires that your company compensates for or avoids lost pay by releasing working time credits for this purpose. Employees can be granted winter allowance of up to EUR 2.50 net per hour for each hour of their working time account that is used, if this avoids the need to claim seasonal short-time allowance. The winter allowance is limited to lost hours that fall within the regular working hours of the company. Overtime lost, on the other hand, cannot be partially compensated with winter allowance.
The period is limited to the months of December to March.
Supplementary winter pay can only be paid to employees who are subject to compulsory insurance. Salaried employees and foremen are not eligible.
Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Employment Agency.