UK/EU: ECJ rules that Member States must require actual hours worked to be recorded

The ECJ has followed the Opinion of EU Advocate General Pitruzzella in ruling that, under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the EU Working Time Directive, member states must require employers to set up an “objective, reliable and accessible” system for recording the actual number and distribution of hours worked by individual workers each … Read more

Spain: Sick leave during holidays

The Spanish Supreme Court has declared (in its decision dated 3 October 2012) that an employee on sick leave – when this occurs during his/her holidays or event before those holidays start – is entitled to benefit from his/her holiday period in full, even after the year in which that holiday period accrued. Act 3/2012 … Read more

Legislative proposals: working hours

The deadline for the European social partners to reach an agreement on proposed changes to EU working time rules has been extended from September to 31 December 2012. Read more