Commercial Law for Employers: Consideration of ‘stand-by time’ as Working Time

Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 8 June 2021
Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett
Issues covered: Working Time and Leave

Key Issues: Organisation of Working Time – Stand-By Time - Preliminary Ruling

Case: D.J. v Radiotelevizija Slovenija

Reference: Case C-344/19, CJEU (Grand Chamber), 9 March 2021

Legislation: Directive 2003/88/EEC


From 1 August 2008 to 31 January 2015, D. J. worked as a specialist technician in the transmission centres of Pohorje (Slovenia), then of Krvavec (Slovenia). The nature of the work, the distance between the centres and his home and the occasional difficulty in accessing the centres where the work was to be carried out made it necessary for him to stay in the vicinity of the sites concerned. One of the two sites was moreover so far from D. J.’s home

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Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

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