European Employment Law Cases


2022/25 Is a period of stand-by considered to be ‘working time’? (IT)

Keywords Working Time, Juridisch, Arbeidsrecht, Europees recht (EU Recht)
Authors Ornella Patané
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Ornella Patané
Ornella Patané is a partner at Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo, Milan.
  • Abstract

      The Italian Supreme Court has held that a period of stand-by not to be working time when the employee is free to rest and devote themself to leisure activity, without any specific obligation as to vigilance concerning the workplace. In this case there was a waiting period only, during which the employee was obliged to work only after an alarm for which the payment of an indemnity was provided as well as compensatory rest.

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