European Employment Law Cases

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2017/26 What is a collective agreement? (DK)

Keywords Collective labour law, Collective agreements
Authors Christian K. Clasen
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Christian K. Clasen
Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen.
  • Abstract

      On 2 June 2017, the Danish Eastern High Court decided that a statutory intervention by government was sufficient to enable derogation from the Working Time Directive (2003/88). The Directive can be derogated from by a collective agreement and although the statutory intervention was not a collective agreement, the High Court found that it was not inconsistent with that requirement.

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