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Flexi-job and retention flexi-job

If one of your employees has substantially and permanently reduced capacity for work, it is possible to have the employee employed under a retention flexi-job scheme. Read more about it here.

A retention flexi-job is when the employee goes from being a regular employee to being employed under a flexi-job scheme at their current or previous place of work. In order to be eligible for a retention flexi-job, special terms must have been agreed for a minimum of 12 months with the aim of keeping the employee in regular employment. A written agreement between you and the employee must set out what is difficult for the employee and what specific special considerations need to be made to respond to the employee's challenges, e.g. a change of duties, alternating or reduced working hours, days working from home or rearrangement of the employee's workplace.

A senior employee will be eligible for a retention flexi-job without the 12-month period mentioned above if there are less than six years to go until the state retirement age. If the employee suffers an acute injury or contracts a serious advanced illness, the job centre may consider a 12-month period on special terms to serve no useful purpose.

An employee will only be eligible for employment under a retention flexi-job scheme if the conditions applying to a flexi-job are met (read about flexi-jobs in the menu to the left).

If you need further advice, the Velliv counselling service can help you.

In order to be eligible for a flexi-job, a person's capacity for work must be impaired to such an extent that there are substantial and lasting limitations in relation to all occupations. The capacity for work must be limited to the extent that it is not possible to maintain a job on normal terms.

In connection with employment under the flexi-job scheme, the parties agree on the specific considerations that need to be taken according to the assessment of capacity for work made in the clarification process. Such considerations may include agreement on working hours, pace of work, specific tasks and the need for extra breaks.

The job centre is responsible for assessing a person's capacity for work and for approving flexi-job requests.

The economics of employing employees under the flexi-job scheme
As an employer, you pay wages for the actual work performed by your employee. In addition, the employee receives benefits under the flexi-job scheme from the municipality calculated according to the employee's wage. The employee may also be eligible for benefits under the reduced earning capacity insurance from Velliv.

Self-employed under a flexi-job scheme
You can apply for flexible pay subsidies from the municipality if you have been approved for a flexi-job in your own business. In order to be eligible for a flexi-job, you must have been mainly employed in your business and you must have worked in the business for at least 30 hours per week for a total of twelve months in the last 24 months.

The level of the flexible pay subsidies depends on the profits of your business. 

If you need further advice, the Velliv counselling service can help you.