Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber), 8 November 2012

Alexander Heimann and Konstantin Toltschin v Kaiser GmbH

Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Arbeitsgericht Passau

Social policy — Directive 2003/88/EC — Short-time working (‘Kurzarbeit’) — Reduction of paid annual leave on the basis of short-time working — Allowance in lieu

Joined Cases C‑229/11 and C‑230/11


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
14/12/2012 Heimann and Toltschin
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2012:693
08/11/2012 Heimann and Toltschin
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2012:693
08/11/2012 Heimann and Toltschin
Application (OJ)
25/08/2011 Heimann and Toltschin
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2011:423
27/06/2011 Heimann and Toltschin
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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Arbeitsgericht Passau – Interpretation of Article 31(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights (OJ 2010 C 83, p. 389) and of Article 7(1) of Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time (OJ 2003 L 299, p. 9) – Reduction in the usual hours worked in the undertaking, as a result of short-time working (‘Kurzarbeit’) – National legislation providing for a reduced entitlement to paid annual leave on the basis of the reduction in the number of working days under short-time working

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.31 Fair and just working conditions
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.05 Protection of the health and safety of workers
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.31 Fair and just working conditions
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.08 Part-time work


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 31 : paragraph 3
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 31 -P2 : paragraphs 21, 22, 36
  • TEU, Article 6 -P1 : paragraph 22
  • Directive 97/81 -CL4 : paragraph 34
  • Directive 2003/88 : paragraph 24
  • Directive 2003/88 -A07 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2003/88 -A07P1 : paragraphs 21, 36
  • Directive 2003/88 -A07P2 : paragraph 25
  • Directive 2003/88 -A17 : paragraph 6
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/06 : paragraphs 22, 24, 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -486/08 : paragraphs 34, 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/10 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -282/10 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -337/10 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -78/11 : paragraph 23

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/05/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

08/11/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Applications: OJ C 269 from 10.09.2011, p.20

Judgment: OJ C 9 from 12.01.2013, p.14

Name of the parties

Heimann and Toltschin

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Bayreuther, Frank: Kurzarbeit, Urlaub und der EuGH, Der Betrieb 2012 p.2748-2751 (DE)
  2. Tinç, Mehmet: Jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne en matière de droits fondamentaux, L'Europe des libertés: revue d'actualité juridique 2012 nº 39/40 p.66-67 (FR)
  3. Forst, Gerrit: Kürzung des bezahlten Jahresurlaubs durch Sozialplan ("Heimann und Toltschin"), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.7-8 (DE)
  4. Tissandier, Hélène: L'actualité de la jurisprudence européenne et internationale. Suspension du contrat de travail par un plan social : le salarié est-il privé de ses droits à congés annuels payés ?, Revue de jurisprudence sociale 2013 p.15-16 (FR)
  5. Driguez, Laetitia: Droit aux congés payés, Europe 2013 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.46-47 (FR)
  6. Krömer, Daniela: The Holiday You Don't Deserve, European Law Reporter 2013 nº 2 p.59-64 (EN)
  7. Rudkowski, Lena: Die Umrechnung des Urlaubsanspruchs bei Kurzarbeit, Europäische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht 2013 p.261-267 (DE)
  8. Robin-Olivier, Sophie: Précisions sur le rapport entre le droit au congé payé et les périodes d'interruption du travail pour d'autres motifs, Revue trimestrielle de droit européen 2013 p.394 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Arbeitsgericht Passau - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Social policy
  • Principles, objectives and tasks of the Treaties
  • Fundamental rights
  • - Charter of Fundamental Rights

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Levits

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available