In a recent case the European Court of Justice has ruled that mobile worker’s travel time between home and job sites is classed as working time. The case concerns a security system installation company whose workers brought claims after their employer wanted travel time between home and customer to be classed as rest time.
The ECJ has ruled in favour of the workers stating that when workers do not have a fixed place of work any time travelling between clients will be classed as work time otherwise only time spent on site would be classed as work which would jeopardise health and safety as 48 hours a week on site will also include additional travel time.
Employers need to consider how to implement this in their workplace, in particular for hourly paid employees who may not currently be being paid for travel time. Additionally employers need to ensure that their records kept for hours worked includes travel time for home based employees. If you need any further advice please click here.