Working over the phone, long settlement periods and the opt-out clause were the subjects of focus for the European Commission, which has resumed the review of the directive in this regard – informs “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”.
Social consultations regarding a possible change in EU working time regulations are open until March 15th 2015. The European Commission has resumed the review of the directive from November 3rd 2003 on some aspects of working time organization. The review was suspended in 2011.
Opinions voiced in the consultations will serve as a basis for amending the directive. Experts and social partners have not doubts as to the necessity of changes, – The results of the consultation on the directive will have a key impact on the economic future of the EU. Working time, its organization and settlement have a direct influence on the competitiveness of economies – says Monika Gładoch, legal solicitor, expert of Employers of Poland.