Maio Marques da Rosa v Varzim Sol [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EUECJ C-306/16
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Working Time Directive; Weekly Rest Period

Our readers will be aware the Working Time Directive is health and safety at work legislation, brought into force in Ireland under the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. All workers are entitled to have breaks while they are at work and rest periods between working days or nights. The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 sets out the statutory minimum entitlement for employees as regards working hours, annual leave, night work, breaks and rest periods for employees.

In relation to weekly breaks, s.13 of the Act provides that workers are entitled to a minimum of one day off in every seven. The question in this case was whether the weekly rest has to be taken at the end of six days of

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This article is correct at 23/11/2017

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