Under certain conditions, employees in the private sector are entitled to Flemish training leave (the successor to paid study leave). They may be absent from work to follow a training course while their wages continue to be paid. The employer may be reimbursed a lump sum by way of compensation.
The Flemish Training Leave (VOV) is being doubled exclusively for the school year 2021-2022, i.e. from 125 hours to 250 hours.
Currently, an employee can be absent from work for a maximum of 125 hours via the Flemish Training Leave. This can be doubled if the employer, after consultation with the employee, suggests that their employee follow a training course. This means that an employee can be absent for 125 hours for training courses he or she chooses, and for 125 hours for training courses suggested by the employer.
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