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2018/31 Working as a ‘relief parent’ for a child protection association falls within the scope of the Working Time Directive and the Finnish Working Hours Act (FI)

Keywords Working time
Authors Janne Nurminen
Author's information

334868 Janne Nurminen
Janne Nurminen is a Senior Associate with Roschier in Helsinki, www.roschier.com.
  • Abstract

      In its follow-up judgment to the ECJ’s preliminary ruling in the Hälvä case (C-175/16), the Finnish Supreme Court has held that ‘relief parents’ relieving foster parents in a child protection association on the latter’s holidays fall within the scope of the Finnish Working Hours Act even though the work was performed in the homes provided by the association for the children to live in. Therefore, the relief parents were entitled to the rights guaranteed by the Act (subject to the fact that some of their claims had expired).

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