Jaeger ruling

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.
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According to the EU executive, rest periods must be taken immediately after finishing work and imperatively before any new period, in accordance with the Jaeger ruling, even if certain situations can require more flexibility.
At present, only nine member states consider on-call time as working time in their national legislation, in spite of the Simap and Jaeger rulings by the EU Court of Justice.
We would like to see the Directive amended to return to the situation before the Court of Justice's SiMap and Jaeger rulings (C-303/98 and C-151/02).