Employee Study and Training (Procedural Requirements) Regulations 2010 come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2010

A statutory right to make a request in relation to study or training is introduced for employees in organisations with 250 or more employees. Employers will be obliged to consider seriously requests that they receive, but will be able to refuse a request where there is a good business reason for doing so. The Regulations set out the procedure to be followed when an employee has made an application in relation to study or training, including that the employer must hold a meeting to discuss the request or agree the application within 28 days of receipt, that the employee has the right to be accompanied at the meeting and how the employer must notify the employee of the decision on the application. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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