Right for workers to request time to train will not be extended to small organisations

20 February 2011
Right for workers to request time to train will not be extended to small organisations

The government has announced that it won't be extending the right for staff to request time off for training, to organisations of less than 250 staff.

The right to request time to train gives staff a right to apply for time off to pursue training which will help them in their employment.

"Time to train" came into force for organisations employing more than 250 staff in April 2010 and was due to be rolled out this year. However the government has said that the right balance needed to be struck between the government giving training support and burdening small enterprises with further regulations.

For now, the regulations' implementation is delayed to allow further time for discussion and re-evaluation.

For further information, see the training and development section of HRBird.

Source: NDS

Please note that HRBird by its very nature offers general information. If you're looking for advice specific to your situation, speak to an HR professional or solicitor. Got a question on staff or volunteers? To submit an anonymous query for the HRBird blog, contact us.



< HRBird home

Post a comment
Contact us
Follow HRBird on facebook
Follow HRBird on Twitter
RSS feed icon
©HRBird - All rights reserved