Estonia: Employees obligation to undertake training

Phase: Anticipation
Employees obligation to undertake training
Last modified: 08 August, 2017
Оригинални назив:

Töölepingu seadus

Енглески назив:

Employment Contracts Act




One of the obligations of the employees is to participate in training for improvement of vocational knowledge and skills. However, no specific conditions are provided in the law.


According to the Estonian Work Life Survey 2015, around 77% of employees find it rather or very important to have opportunities for self-development at work; 68% of employees have used the opportunities offered by their employer during the last 12 months; 32% have not used those opportunities. At the same time, around 93% of employers reported that the employees' skills and knowledge are (rather) adequate.

Cost covered by
  • Employer
Involved actors other than national government
National goverment only
No, applicable in all circumstances
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