Jaeger ruling

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Jaeger ruling

A ruling that builds on the findings of two landmark cases of European law as it relates to doctors providing coverage in hospitals—Sindicato de Médicos de Asistencia Pública (SiMAP) vs Conselleria de Sanidad y Consumo de la Generalidad Valenciana, 2000, and later, Landeshaupstadt Kiel v Norbert Jaeger, 2003—with regards to the definition of “working time” and on-call arrangements. The ruling also defines when compensatory rest should be taken. The European Working Time Directive (EWTD) provides that compensatory rest must be given when the daily/weekly rest requirements cannot be met.