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Pregnancy and parenthood

Family-friendliness is an important factor in the attractiveness and competitiveness of businesses in Germany. Studies show that the better work and family life can be balanced, the more skilled workers are available on the labour market. There are special regulations to provide economic stability for families. You will find the relevant information and services here.


Applying for an exemption from the ban on overtime and night work

You must obtain approval for exceptions to the ban on night work and overtime as well as the type and pace of work for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Applying for employment of a pregnant or breastfeeding woman between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

If you wish to employ a pregnant or breastfeeding woman between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., you must obtain permission to do so.

Display employment of a pregnant or breastfeeding woman

If one of your employees has informed you that she is pregnant or breastfeeding, you must report this to the competent supervisory authority.

Information on maternity protection

If you are pregnant, you may only be employed with your consent in the last six weeks before giving birth. Until the expiry of eight weeks, in the case of premature and multiple...

Request reimbursement for remuneration paid during maternity leave

When employees are prohibited from working during maternity leave, you as the employer initially incur costs, for example, for maternity pay and employer allowance. You can apply for reimbursement of these costs from the statutory health insurance funds.