*Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Crawford

Employment – Working time. The description of the compensatory rest required under reg 24(a) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 as 'equivalent' could not be intended to import the identical obligation that would have applied under reg 12. Rather, the intention had to be that the rest afforded to the worker should have the same value in terms of contributing to his or her well-being. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the employer's appeal against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and held that a period of compensatory rest under reg 24 did not have to be an uninterrupted period of at least 20 minutes.

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