Is Work Performed by Foster Parents Working Time?

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 29 January 2019
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
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In this month’s ‘Commercial Law for Employers’ article, Kevin McVeigh, Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department in EDG Solicitors, considers the CJEU case of Sindicatul Familia Constanţa Case C-147/17. In this case, the CJEU had to consider whether work performed by a foster parent under a contract of employment with a public authority fell within the scope of the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC).

Sindicatul Familia Constanţa Case C-147/17

Key Issues: Social Policy – Working Time – Work Performed by Foster Parents

Case: Sindicatul Familia Constanţa

Reference: Case C-147/17, CJEU (Grand Chamber), 20 November 2018

Legislation: Directive 2003/88/EC


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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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