Holidays are one of the central concerns of employee protection with which employers, HR specialists and labour lawyers deal with in their daily practice. The case law of the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) has meanwhile answered many questions of detail with regard to the employee’s holiday claim. But also the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regularly intervenes and has turned established legal principles upside down in several cases. This blog post is therefore intended to provide a brief outline of various relevant topics relating to holiday law, which in the recent past have been significantly influenced by case law.
The German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) has ruled: Travel time also beyond the regular working hours is regularly working time()
The German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) has ruled: Travel time also beyond the regular working hours is regularly working time subject to remuneration – unless otherwise agreed. Therefore, employers are henceforth well advised to make explicit agreements regarding the remuneration of business trips.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) is now increasing the pressure on companies. Great Britain and the EU are still struggling for an exit regulation to the forthcoming Brexit. The British House of Commons has spoken out against a no-deal Brexit. However, it is becoming more and more unlikely that an agreement can be reached in the few remaining weeks.