Court backs interpretation of working time

first_imgCourt backs interpretation of working timeOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today UK employers can breathe a sigh of relief after the European Court ofJustice endorsed their approach to the working time directive. The SIMAP judgement concerned the interpretation of the directive’s keyconcept – what counts as working time. This is defined in the directive as when a worker is “working, at hisemployer’s disposal and carrying out his activities and duties”. The ECJsaid on-call hours spent away from the workplace did not count because althoughthe worker was at the employer’s disposal, he was not “working” or”carrying out activities or duties”. “This decision will come as an enormous relief to employers and theDTI,” said Christopher Mordue, an employment solicitor at Pinsent Curtis.If the decision had gone the other way, he said, “the UK’s approach toworking time would have been thrown entirely into disarray and working timecould have returned as a major issue for employers”. But Mordue said other aspects of the judgement were not so good foremployers. For instance, on-call workers may qualify as night workers and besubject to further limits on their hours, as well as being entitled to healthassessments and transfers to suitable day work in certain circumstances. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

BYU Football Visits South Florida Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAMPA, Fla.-Saturday, BYU football (2-3) on the season, following a bye, returns to action against South Florida (2-3, 1-1 in American Athletic Conference play).The Cougars’ last game saw them fall 28-21 at Toledo of the Mid-American Conference.The Cougars are currently ranked 106th nationally in scoring offense (22.2 points per game).With sophomore signal-caller Zach Wilson (108-175, 1,312 yards, 6 TD’s/5 INT’s) injured for this game, BYU will turn to freshman quarterback Jalen Hall, a product of Spanish Fork’s Maple Mountain High School.In spot duty this season, Hall has completed 4 of 7 passes for 58 yards.The Cougars’ running game is currently bolstered by senior tailback Emmanuel Eskupa (30 car, 141 yards, 2 TD’s) who filled in after graduate transfer Ty’Son Williams (49 car, 264 yards, 3 TD’s) was lost for the season.Symmetrically each averaging 14.1 yards per reception on the season for the Cougars are senior receivers Aleva Hifo (20 rec, 283 yards, 2 TD’s), and Micah Simon (19 rec, 267 yards) and junior tight end Matt Bushman (18 rec, 253 yards, TD).Freshman kicker/punter Jake Oldroyd has made 10 of 13 field goals on the season and 7 of 8 PAT attempts for the Cougars.Defensively, the Cougars are tied with South Alabama, ranking 102nd nationally in giving up 31.2 points per game.Freshman linebacker Payton Wilgar has two interceptions on the season to pace the Cougars. Senior defensive back Dayan Ghanwoloku has an interception as well and leads BYU with 25 unassisted tackles.The South Florida Bulls come into Saturday’s game having won two of their last 3 games. These wins include a 55-16 rout of FCS foe South Carolina State and a 48-22 win over Connecticut last Saturday. The sole loss in this span for the Bulls came at the hands of Southern Methodist (21-48).The Bulls are tied for 86th nationally in scoring offense with Ohio at 26.8 points per game.South Florida has been blessed by the skills of redshirt freshman signal-caller Jordan McCloud (42-75, 552 yards, 7 TD’s/4 INT’s) this season. Senior Blake Barnett (40-77, 434 yards, 4 TD’s/2 INT’s) has also done well when called upon.McCloud has also run for 144 yards and three scores on the season while the Bulls’ top tailback is senior Jordan Cronkite (53 car, 225 yards, 4.2 yards per carry).In the receiving department, South Florida is paced by senior tight end Mitchell Wilcox (10 rec, 178 yards, 3 TD’s), sophomore tailback/receiver Johnny Ford (13 rec, 149 yards, 2 TD’s) and sophomore receiver Bryce Miller (10 rec, 128 yards, 3 TD’s).Defensively, the Bulls rank 93rd nationally in scoring defense, tied with Minnesota and Nebraska, with 29.8 points surrendered per contest.They are tied for 39th nationally in sacks with 13. Graduate students linebacker Patrick Macon and defensive end Greg Reaves have two sacks apiece to pace the Bulls.South Florida has six interceptions on the season, with one apiece from sophomore defensive back Nick Roberts, graduate student defensive back Devin Studstill, junior defensive back KJ Sails, sophomore defensive back Vincent Davis, junior defensive back Brock Nichols and redshirt defensive lineman Stacy Kirby.This is the first meeting in history between the Cougars and Bulls on the gridiron. Written by October 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Visits South Florida Saturday Tags: BYU Football/South Florida Football Brad Jameslast_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes

first_img View Comments The Rockettes in ‘The Radio City Christmas Spectacular’ Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes It’s not even Labor Day weekend so you know what that means…time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year!?! Tickets are now available to see the 89th annual Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes.The radiant Radio City Music Hall will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new finale that transforms the theater into a glistening winter wonderland. The Rockettes modern SNOW choreography combined with crystalline costumes is inspired by the snowflakes swirling over the audience, in a whirling dance of their own. Share in the joy of this one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends, and loved ones. Every moment is magic!Performances will run from November 2 through January 2, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for November 15.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

Lamps in light blue ‘weird’: Cahill

first_img The Blues were well on the way to winning the heavyweight clash against title rivals City, with substitute Schurrle putting them 1-0 in front shortly after Pablo Zabaleta’s sending off handed them the initiative. But it was the familiar figure of Chelsea’s record goalscorer Lampard – in the unfamiliar light blue of City – who ensured the spoils were shared with a trademark run into the box and a calm volleyed finish. Chelsea pair Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill admit it was a strange experience to be on the receiving end of a Frank Lampard special on Sunday. The former England midfielder, on a short-term loan from his new employers New York City following 13 years at Stamford Bridge, had mixed emotions about his first strike for the club and he was not the only one to feel unusual about his decisive cameo. Centre-back Cahill told ‘It was weird of course because you think of Frank in a Chelsea shirt. ‘It’s been that way for many, many years. We’ve seen him score that kind of goal so many times over the years.” Schurrle added: ” It’s strange to see him in another shirt. “We wanted to win this match but he scored for Man City. O f course it’s nice for him to get his first goal but we wanted the win and we were very close to that.” The German forward, who tapped in for his second goal of the season, conceded Chelsea were well-placed to take maximum points from the game. ‘It was important not to lose here, that’s what our goal was,” he said. “But when you’re so close to winning and you’re a man in front obviously it’s disappointing not to win, but we have to keep going now and win the next match.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more