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.
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In the event of derogations to daily and weekly rest periods, compensatory rest must immediately follow the relevant period of working time (Jaeger judgement).
The decisive factor is the fact that the worker is required to be 'present at the place determined by the employer and to be available to the employer in order to be able to provide their services immediately in case of need' (Simap, Jaeger judgements and subsequent).