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This article was published on August 7th, 2015
What counts as ‘working time’? It’s a question that will continue to be asked as working patterns evolve.
There has now been word from Europe that employers should take account of peripatetic workers’ first and last journeys of the day. It’s yet to be confirmed, but it seems that when these sorts of workers travel to and from a customer or client, those journeys from home to the premises and from the premises to home count. They fulfill the requirements of ‘working time’. That’s because the workers are at the employer’s disposal, carrying out their duties, during that initial travelling time.
Note that time spent travelling between clients (rather than the first and last journey of the day, involving travel from/to home) has always been regarded as working time.
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