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Bond for Overseas Training Sponsorship
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?
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.
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.
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