explanations and clarifications,
but no large and
the field of
It is still allowed to take study
the request of the employee
together the employee). Application for
should be submitted by
are not set to the application, so the notification may contain
information about studying only or lecture session exact dates.
! In the application for study leave, an employee shall determine whether s/he wishes to be granted a study leave - for participation in studies or for the completion of formal education.
of academic leave shall be indicated on the notice of an educational
practice has raised the issue whether a study leave may be taken,
only for a training session or for an independent work as well. The
explanatory memorandum of draft law AEA’s goal was to leave a
flexibility and possibility for the employee based on individual
needs. The basis for the training is curriculum,
content of training
volume of independent
in the training
in the curriculum
According to the former regulation, the employer was allowed to postpone the granting of study leave if more than 10 percent of employees or officials are on study leave at the same time.
case of small company, up to 10 employees, employer always has a
possibility to postpone the granting of study leave although there
and routine of work was flexible and would allow it.
peculiarities of new
the new regime,
the employer has the
or postpone the
particularly in prevention
of damage. The employer
costs incurred due to the interruption or
of the study leave.
the study leave was interrupted or postponed,
employee shall have the
to use the
leave for participation in formal education or continuing education
at a time suitable for her or him.
An employer has
right to refuse
if the study leave
day or consecutive days only coincide with employee’s days off.
employer has the
complete the curriculum
for the academic
of the studies.
During the leave for the participation in formal studies or in-service training for the purpose of professional development the employee should be paid an calendar day based average fee in accordance with the Government Regulation "Conditions and procedure for payment of average wages."
for the professional
development should be assessed in accordance with
or post requirements.
for the purpose of studies organized by the continuing education
employee wants to go
management training), the study
as a study leave or the
in the training is a part of work hours, it needs to be assessed
or required by employer.
of study leave
accrued from employer’s interests are regulated by the Employment
In summary the employer's
is to ensure the
trainings to develop the employee’s professional
skills in accordance with company’s interest, cover the
costs and pay an average salary. Also an official must
with the possibility
development of professional knowledge and
and maintain her/his salary.
For the completion of formal education – basic education, general secondary education, vocational education, professional higher education and bachelor's, master's and doctoral studies – additional study leave of fifteen calendar days shall be granted for which the employer shall be paid study leave pay calculated on the basis of the minimum wage established under section 29 clause 5 of the Employment Contracts Act.
! Upon calculation of the study leave pay, the number of study leave days shall be multiplied by one month’s average study leave pay rate per calendar day calculated on the basis of the minimum wage.
In order to establish the month’s average study leave pay rate per calendar day, the minimum wage shall be divided by the number of calendar days in a year and divided by twelve. On 2016 the current minimum wage rate for full-time employment was 430 euros and there was 365 calendar days, which makes 430: (365: 12) = 14,14 euros.
employer may refuse to grant study leave for the completion of formal
education if s/he already granted a leave to the same employee for
the completion of the same curriculum.
A study leave for the completion of formal education may be used in spring but in fall as well, if the student starts writing graduation work or participating on the preparatory courses for the exams.
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