Can Rest Breaks be Classified as Working Time?Posted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 13 October 2021 Issues covered: Working Time and Leave; Rest breaks; Definition of working time; Social Policy
Key Issues: Social Policy - Working Time – Rest Period - Preliminary Ruling
Case: XR v Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, akciová společnost
Reference: Case C-107/19, CJEU (Tenth Chamber), 9 September 2021
Legislation: Directive 2003/88/EEC
From November 2005 to December 2008, XR was employed as a company firefighter at DPP. XR was subject to a shift working regime, consisting of a day shift covering the period from 6.45 to 19.00 and a night shift covering the period from 18.45 to 7.00. His daily working times included two food and rest breaks of 30 minutes each.
Between 6.30 and 13.30, XR could go to the factory canteen, situated 200 metres from his workstation, provided
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