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Finland Fin. 1 Supreme Court 2018:10 12.2.2018 (S2013/737) ECLI:FI:KKO:2018:10 Application of the Finnish Working Time Act to the work of substitute foster parents at a children’s village — Working Time Directive 2003/88/EC — time limits for taking legal action HEADNOTES Facts Plaintiffs A, B, C and D had worked as substitute foster parents (so- called children’s village parents) for an employer which organized care and welfare in a family-like environment, while the foster parents were on annual leave or otherwise on their days o. ff e Th working hours of the substitutes had been defined in the employment contracts in full days, and their work as substitutes had generally continued for several days at a time, during periods set out in the work schedule confirmed by the employer. During their period of work the substitutes had lived with the children in homes in the children’s village, and had decided independently on the practical arrangement of their working duties. e Th Supreme Court had to decide the question of whether the employer had to pay the plaintiffs for their overtime work as well as compensation for evening and night work, as well as Saturday and Sunday work that they had claimed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Labour Law Reports Online Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/22116028-03801031
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Fin. 1 Supreme Court 2018:10 12.2.2018 (S2013/737) ECLI:FI:KKO:2018:10 Application of the Finnish Working Time Act to the work of substitute foster parents at a children’s village — Working Time Directive 2003/88/EC — time limits for taking legal action HEADNOTES Facts Plaintiffs A, B, C and D had worked as substitute foster parents (so- called children’s village parents) for an employer which organized care and welfare in a family-like environment, while the foster parents were on annual leave or otherwise on their days o. ff e Th working hours of the substitutes had been defined in the employment contracts in full days, and their work as substitutes had generally continued for several days at a time, during periods set out in the work schedule confirmed by the employer. During their period of work the substitutes had lived with the children in homes in the children’s village, and had decided independently on the practical arrangement of their working duties. e Th Supreme Court had to decide the question of whether the employer had to pay the plaintiffs for their overtime work as well as compensation for evening and night work, as well as Saturday and Sunday work that they had claimed.

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Published: Jan 1, 1

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