If one close relative (he is resident in Italy) had suffered a stroke, do the local laws in Austria allow to take holidays to take care of him?
I'm resident in Austria and I work there since less than one year. I'm an Italian citizen.
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According to the Lexology overview of employment & labour law in Austria,
Employees may take up to two weeks of paid time off per year in order to provide medical care to a close relative (e.g., spouse, civil partner or child).
Employees can request family care leave/part-time employment in order to look after an ill family member. Family care leave/part-time employment can be used only to care for a close family member who is receiving a certain level of Austrian care allowance (known as ‘pflegegeld’).
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report on leave entitlements notes that, in Austria, employees may be allowed:
Thus, employers are not required to grant leave to attend to an uncle to whom you're close, but is not an immediate, dependant family member. You may be given permission for a paid or unpaid absence, but there is not a legal or regulatory requirement.