Reviewing the Working Time Directive: rationale, implementation and Case Law

Stephen Hardy, Nick Adnett

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Abstract

In November 1993 the Social Affairs Council of the EU adopted the Directive on the Organisation of Working Time. The EU Commission is committed to a review of the operation of this Directive in 2003. In this paper we re‐examine the economic rationale for such regulations, assess the different legal arrangements for the implementation of the Directive and summarise recent case law. In conclusion, we suggest that the forthcoming review is likely to provide an important indicator of any EU reassessment of economic and social priorities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-125
Number of pages12
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2003

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