European Employment Law Cases

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2021/41 Home-based stand-by time may constitute working time in accordance with EU law, but paid differently by virtue of national law (BE)

Keywords Working Time
Authors Gautier Busschaert
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Gautier Busschaert
Gautier Busschaert is an attorney-at-law at Van Olmen & Wynant, Brussels.
  • Abstract

      Building upon the ECJ case law qualifying stand-by time with significant availability obligations of volunteer firefighters as working time, the Belgian Court of Cassation has upheld a system of compensation by which stand-by time pays less than regular working time.

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