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ECJ: On-call work in hospitals should be counted as working time

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In case C-151/02 Landeshauptstadt Kiel v Norbert Jaeger, Advocate-General Ruiz-Jarabo stated on 8 April that all time spent by a doctor on call in a hospital constitutes working time for the purposes of community law.

Since 1 May 1992, Norbert Jaeger has worked as an assistant doctor in a hospital in Kiel, Germany, where he is on call six times a month, for periods of 16 hours, 18.5 hours, 25 hours or 22 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the day of the week.