THE ECJ is composed of 28 judges (one from each of the EU Member states, for example, the United Kingdom) and eight Advocate Generals. In the context of employment, the purpose of the ECJ is to ensure that member states, comply with their obligations under the Treaty of Rome and correctly implement, interpret and apply directives and regulations of the EU, for example the Working Time Directive. Often, Member States will refer complex questions arising out of directives and regulations to the ECJ for correct interpretation.
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.