Recent Case Law | Supreme Court To Workers: Your Commute Isn't Work

Author:Mr FLICHY GRANGÉ AVOCATS
Profession:Flichy Grangé Avocats
 
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In 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union considered that in the absence of a fixed place of work, the daily commuting time between home and the employee's first and last place of work for the day must be considered as working time. The decision raised many an eyebrow to the extent that French law provides for exactly the opposite rule.

However, the French Supreme Court was recently faced with a similar case. In its decision it recalled that the CJEU clarified that the method of remuneration of workers in such a situation was not a matter of the directive but of the relevant provisions of national law. The Supreme Court therefore applied the...

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