Working time directive guidance update

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has recently ruled that time spent travelling between home and the location of the first and last appointments of the day must be considered ‘working time’ for those who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work.

The Judgment placed particular relevance on the fact that during the first and last journeys to customers, workers were ‘at their employer’s disposal’ (because they were not able to use their time freely or pursue personal interests during that time).

Following the Judgment the Optical Conferation has produced a working time directive guidance update, which can be viewed by clicking here.