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Bond for Overseas Training Sponsorship

QUESTION

Dear HR Professionals,

I have part-time staff who is sponsored for overseas training. For full-time staff, the bond required for the training is 1 year. However, as this staff is a part-time (0.5 FTE), we need to lengthen the bond proportionately to 2 years. However, We are paying the staff a part-time salary during the training. Hence, the staff is asking for compensation as she is going on a full-time training but getting a part-time salary.

Hence, would like to check if this is a correct practice or anyone has any idea how to resolve the issue?

Thank you!

MW


 

REPLY 1

You may either grant her time off for the extra hours she put in for the training or consider paying her full-time pay on the training days.

Priscilla


 

REPLY 2

Rightfully for the days, she is going to be on training overseas she should be paid as this are her working days right. I think you can bond her for 2 years if she agrees but all these arrangements would have to be on fair terms.

The question may be is it fair to bond her for 2 years for a training of a certain $$ value? If so has she agreed to the ‘consideration'? The breach of a bond has almost always a punitive value in $. Ordinarily, it would have to be prorated to the remaining time of the bond against the training value.

I hope that helps.

SI


 

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