Employment law cases

Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [2006] IRLR 888 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • UK working time guidelines infringe EU law

    1 October 2006

    On 7 September 2006, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that government guidelines accompanying the UK's Working Time Regulations are liable to render the right of workers to daily and weekly rest periods meaningless because they do not oblige employers to ensure that workers actually take the minimum rest periods.