Maio Marques da Rosa v Varzim Sol [2017]

  • Case Reference
    EUECJ C-306/16
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time and Leave
Issues covered: Working Time Directive; Weekly Rest Period

Our readers will be aware the Working Time Directive is health and safety at work legislation, brought into force in NI in 1998 and now consolidated under the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. The Regulations entitle workers to annual leave, daily breaks and weekly breaks, amongst other things.

In relation to weekly breaks, workers are entitled to a minimum of one day off in every seven. The question, in this case, was whether the weekly rest has to be taken at the end of six days of working, to allow for a break between weeks, or whether workers may lawfully be asked to work

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This article is correct at 16/11/2017
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