Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd

European Union – Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that art 7(1) of Directive (EC) 2003/88 of the European Parliament and of the Council (concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time) should be interpreted as precluding national legislation and practice under which a worker whose remuneration consisted of a basic salary and commission, the amount of which was fixed by reference to the contracts entered into by the employer as a result of sales achieved by that worker, was entitled, in respect of his paid annual leave, to remuneration composed exclusively of his basic salary.

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