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Travel time = working time?
This paper was published in personalmagazin 5/2019, p. 90 ff. Personalmagazin is Germany's most widely read specialist magazine in the field of human resources. Every month, HR directors and managers in medium-sized and large companies read the latest news on how they meet the growing demands of professional HR work.
In practice, there are always questions as to the extent to which time spent travelling is to be remunerated as working time. Recently, a decision by the Federal Labor Court in this context has attracted a great deal of attention. With this ruling, the Erfurt judges have laid down a number of principles regarding the obligation to remunerate travel time modified. However, it will still be necessary to differentiate between working time law and remuneration.