EU Court Skeptical Of German Overtime Law

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a boon to Germany's female workforce, the European Union's highest court has encouraged the country's national court to strike down a law that seeks to pay employees less for overtime hours than for normal hours amid fears that the practice may lead to discrimination against women.

On Thursday, the European Court of First Instance shot the legislation in question back down to the Bundesverwaltungsgericht for further review, throwing their support behind plaintiff Ursula Voss in a case that has been billed as a battle for...
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