European Union: transport of worker time is part of the workday

The European Court of Justice issued a ruling that determined that the time occupied in transport a worker who does not have a fixed workplace, debe considerarse como parte de la jornada laboral.

El fallo en realidad se refiere al tiempo que emplea el trabajador itinerante en trasladarse desde su casa al lugar de la primera cita de trabajo y viceversa, desde su último lugar de trabajo hacia su casa.

Obviamente se refiere a los trabajadores como plomeros, electricistas, cuidadores, etc. que desarrollan su función en distintos lugares fuera de la empresa.

Computando así el tiempo de la jornada laboral, se estaría sobrecargando al empleado with longer hours than the legal.

Rescheduling of working hours in the EU

Companies must then reprogram the day of each subordinate so that the first and the last place they have to attend stay as close as possible to your home address.

It is quite possible that under these new conditions are numerous companies that do not meet the above guidelines while working callable employees.

The purpose of the court to issue this ruling is protect the health and safety of workers, prevent exploitation and ensure compliance with the rules on duration of working time, breaks and holidays.

No worker of the European Union is obliged to work longer hours than regulatory, What are they 48 weekly hours.

The ruling resolves a conflict and raised in Spain, with a company dedicated to installing alarm systems, called "Tyco". This company, in the year 2.011, I had to close several of its regional offices.

So employees had to travel long distances to reach the place where they would play their first job of the day, and now back from his last work address to reach their homes.

The decision to close the regional offices was taken directly by the company, not having the employee responsibility. It would be very unfair to fall damage of any kind on company employees who had no interference in the change of structure that the owners had adopted.

Needing more time transport, the worker is injured in several respects. The first is that the employee has less rest time, and so would not be met with the minimum rest required by law.

If we consider this travel time as part of the working day, the time limit of the legal workday is also violated. Many companies then fallen out of the labor laws of the European Union, and should replantear el itinerario de sus trabajadores para no incumplir con la ley.

Las normas sobre el salario mínimo en el Reino Unido derivan del derecho británico y no del derecho europeo, por lo que no computan como tiempo de trabajo el tiempo de transporte.

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