Upon participating in labour market training, you assume the rights and obligations related to participation.
If you are registered as unemployed, you have the right to:
- receive grants and commuting and accommodation benefits
- continue to participate in training after your registration as unemployed is terminated if the reason for the termination is:
- reaching retirement age, or an early-retirement pension is granted;
- commencing employment or public service or another occupation;
- participating in compulsory military service, alternative service or reserve service;
- operating as a member of a management or supervisory body or as a sole proprietor or as a spouse participating in the activity of the sole proprietor's company;
- receiving a business start-up subsidy from the Unemployment Insurance Fund;
- entering education.
If you are registered as a jobseeker with a notice of dismissal and are referred to labour market training while you are still employed, you can continue to participate in the training even after your employment relationship ends without registering as unemployed. A jobseeker with a notice of dismissal is not paid grants or commuting and accommodation benefits. However, this right arises after the end of the employment relationship and upon registering as unemployed.
If you are a jobseeker of retirement age registered as unemployed, you can continue to participate in training after your registration as unemployed is terminated or if you commence employment or public service or another occupation or operate as a member of a management or supervisory body or as a sole proprietor or as a spouse participating in the activity of the sole proprietor's company. Jobseekers of retirement age are not paid grants or commuting and accommodation benefits.
Upon participating in training, you are obligated to
- actively seek work during the training;
- participate in all classes and take maximum advantage of the training;
- inform your consultant and trainer immediately if you are unable to participate in the training in order to agree on further activities;
- inform your consultant of any circumstances affecting your registration as unemployed – your right to participate in training depends on this registration (for more details see ‘Client regulations’);
- behave in a polite manner and treat other participants with respect. If you participate in training in a state of intoxication or disturb your fellow-learners or the trainer, we and the trainer have the right to suspend your participation in the training;
- provide an overview of the knowledge and skills you have received and update your application documents after the training.
If it becomes evident that you had no right to participate in the labour market training (e.g. you had no right to be registered as unemployed at the time of your referral to the training), the Unemployment Insurance Fund will reclaim the costs related to participation in the training (the amount of the training and the benefits related to the provision thereof: grants and commuting and accommodation benefits).
Should you refuse to attend, be absent from or suspend the agreed training without a reasonable excuse, the fund may stop the payment of your unemployment insurance benefits. If this occurs repeatedly, we may suspend or stop the payment of your unemployment allowance or terminate your registration as unemployed.