Educational leave in accordance with the Thuringian Educational Leave Act (ThürBfG)

Service Description

Since January 1, 2016, employees in Thuringia have been entitled to five days of paid educational leave within a calendar year for a five-day workweek. If employees regularly work fewer than five days, the entitlement is reduced accordingly. Trainees are entitled to three days of educational leave.

The sponsor of educational events can have these recognized in accordance with the Thuringian Educational Leave Act.

Recognition is granted for educational events in the fields of sociopolitical, work-related or volunteer-related education.

Employees in Thuringia are entitled to be released by their employer for up to five days per year for further education. The leave of absence is granted with continued payment of wages. Recognition is a prerequisite for employees to take paid time off.

Time off is granted for participation in recognized educational events in the fields of sociopolitical, work-related or volunteer education.

Employees must submit their claim in writing to the employer at least eight weeks before the start of the educational event.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Jugend und Sport

Address
Werner-Seelenbinder-Straße 7
99096 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 04 63
99107 Erfurt
Telephone
+49 361 57100
Fax
+49 361 573411690