European Vacation

By: Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger. This was posted Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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Allow me an international aside:

Within hours, the much anticipated soccer a/k/a football match begins between Germany and Greece in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.  The backdrop, of course, is one full of tension between the nations as to complaints over Germany’s insistence as to Greek austerity measures while it remains in the Eurozone.

So, speaking of austerity measures, I found it almost humorous that while in the throes of an economic recession, the Court of Justice of the European Union released yesterday its decision in a case arising out of Spain that a worker who becomes sick during his annual paid leave is entitled to an additional period of leave of the same duration as that of his sick leave.  Indeed, the court concluded it was a particularly important principle of the European Union’s social law and expressly enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

 For those of you on vacation, are you starting to get a tickle in your throat?

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