On the Road - the ECJ Decide if Travel Time is Working Time

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 15 September 2015
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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The European Working Time Directive 2003 (WTD) and the national legislation comprised in the Working Time Regulations (NI) 1998 (WTR) have been under regular scrutiny in the courts over the last number of years. Few employers will have missed the publicity surrounding the debate over what should and should not be included in calculations of holiday pay. Decisions relating to the Directive and Regulations are of particular significance since they potentially impact an employer’s wage bill. 

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on whether travel time is ‘working time’ under the WTD in the case of workers who do not have a fixed or habitual work place. The definition of working

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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