Paid educational leave: Is it more used to meet business needs than allow continuous training of employees? Why are modern teaching techniques, such as distance learning, not recognized in this system? All these questions will help us learn more about business practices. The Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue counted that 68,282 employees were trained under the educational leave with pay scheme in 2006-2007. If we look at this in the long term, we can speak of stagnation in recent years. From 1995 to 2002, the number of educational leaves increased gradually from 35,000 to 65,000. We experienced even record years with 72,142 and 73,490 students, and then it dropped to less than 70,000 participants.
The total consists of 46,001 men and 22,281 women, 40,980 workers and 27,305 members of administrative staff. The vast majority of students (46,145) come from Flanders. Brussels and Wallonia both revolve around 11,000. Community differences become even greater when we look at the number of hours accepted. Of the 3.8 million hours representing 2.6 million in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels account for 644,000 and 592,000 respectively. "In this case, Flanders gets more than anybody does," says Andre Leurs, following this issue at the research firm CCS. Although everything about the training is set at the regional level, the funding mechanism of educational leave is at the federal level. For every dollar of payroll into the system, the Belgian government adds a dollar. However, the wage subsidy includes reimbursement of wages to employers at 70% to the Dutch and 30% for the French.
Paid educational leave is a right of full-time employees and some part-time employees of the private sector. Provided that these series of courses are recognized, they can choose to receive training and may be absent from work while retaining their salary for the number of hours for courses taken.
[...] "An employer cannot simply integrate a course to this system because this would meet the training needs of the business. Okay, the law is more liberal but I'm assuming that the training course must be used on the professional level; it must provide certain skills that can add value on the labor market but primarily for the employer. Of course, by law, there need not be any link between training and work of the individual. But this is no worse if there still is a link. [...]
[...] Paid educational leave in Belgium Is educational leave with pay used to meet business needs than to enable the training of employees? Why modern teaching techniques such as distance learning are not recognized in this system? All these questions will help us learn more about business learning. The Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue has already calculated that in 2006- employees exactly were trained as part of paid educational leave. If we look at this in the long term, we can speak of stagnation in recent years. [...]
[...] Thus, for example, distance learning or online university is not considered for educational leave. Therefore, the law is flawed. "E-learning can create problems of control," he admits, "but it must be adaptable. However, the system always starts from the contact teaching. I believe the changes could be made. "However, representatives of social partners in recognition of the Committee should reach an agreement. Perverse When employers seek advice from the Lydian law firm, do they often look for opportunities to escape their obligation to provide educational leave."Does this person is really right? [...]
[...] At the time of employees used the educational leave, on average. However, about 30% of employees engaged in the system employed in the metal sector."Today, the metal sector is still a large consumer," adds Andre. "This is due to funds available in this important branch of industry but also to organize job training under the system of educational leave. Volkswagen Forrest is an example can talk now). Half of training is in Brussels where intended for this company. It was simply in-company training that have been subsidized by this system. [...]
[...] However, employers feel that they make maximum use of the right to paid educational leave and not always in the target set by law. " However, the law provides that the person loses his right to leave if he interrupts the educational training courses if he is absent or for improper code of conduct. He won't get a certification after two successive failures. But if you do not report quickly, which can easily occur, the employee has still enjoyed a paid absence. [...]
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