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UK working time guidelines infringe EU law

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    Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [2006] IRLR 888 ECJ (0 other reports)

On 7 September 2006, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that government guidelines accompanying the UK's Working Time Regulations are liable to render the right of workers to daily and weekly rest periods meaningless because they do not oblige employers to ensure that workers actually take the minimum rest periods.