Time at home can be working hours

As we have already made clear in our article about time for changing clothes, the distinction between working time and rest periods is practically extremely important. The case law of the ECJ is decisive for the demarcation of these areas. Both working time and rest period are terms expressly listed in Article 2 of Directive 2003/88/EC. In a recent ruling (ECJ 21 February 2018, docket number C-517/15), the ECJ has now commented on the more precise definition, continuing its case law from 2000 (ECJ from 3. October 2000, docket number C-303/98 – SIMAP) and 2003 (ECJ from 9. September 2003, …

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