Mobile workers, travel time and the Working Time Regulations

The issue of whether mobile workers’ travelling time between their home and the premises of their first and last customers counts as ‘working time’ under the Working Time Directive, has been a hot potato for some time. In a Spanish case yesterday, where workers were assigned to a central office, but had no fixed place...

Statutory Holidays and Sickness Absence

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC) does not require workers on sick leave to provide evidence that they are physically unable to take annual leave to carry over accrued unused statutory holiday to a subsequent leave year. It is sufficient that they are absent on sick leave and...

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