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Academic Leave

Viimati uuendatud: 23.02.2017

Academic leave is regulated both in the Employment Contracts Act and in the Adult Education Act.

The aim of the academic leave is to give free time to the employee for studying. The employee is entitled to up to 30 calendar days of academic leave per year for attending trainings.

For degree and job-related trainings, the employer must pay the medium daily salary to the employee for 20 calendar days. The employee is free to use unpaid leave to cover the remaining 10 calendar days. To finish degree studies, the employee is given an additional 15 calendar days of academic leave, compensated with the minimum salary.

The employee is entitled to take unpaid vacation for entrance exams, but this is possible only once, on the year of admission.

Law does not oblige the employee to use the entire academic leave at once. The Adult Education Act leaves the use of the academic leave for the employee to decide. Thus, the employee can use the academic leave in workdays, if the need arises – for example, from Monday through Wednesday.

The employer can postpone the employee’s academic leave if over 10 per cent of employees are on an academic leave simultaneously.

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