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WTD: weekly rest period may be granted on any day in the reference period (Advocate General’s opinion)

By June 30, 2017Uncategorized

Advocate General Saugmandsgaard has given an opinion that the 24-hour weekly rest period provided by the Working Time Directive may be granted on any day in the seven-day reference period. In his view, Article 5 of the Working Time Directive should not be interpreted as requiring the weekly rest period to be granted on the seventh day following six consecutive working days. This is yet to be confirmed in case law.