right to request time off for training and study

Small Businesses Prefer Training to Parental Leave

Latest research from UK independent market research agency BDRC Continental shows that while employee’s rights to paternity leave are well understood, few SMEs are aware of an impending change in regulation that will give employees the right to request time off for training. A significant proportion (79%) of SMEs are aware of workers’ rights to additional paternity leave, yet less than half (48%) are aware of the new right to request time off for study or training that will be introduced in April (See the Time to Train PDF). The research also shows that businesses employing 10-49 staff are least aware of the impending change to training rights – 46% – compared to 58% of businesses employing between 50 and 249 staff. However, the survey reveals that while businesses are aware of... »