New EU judgment on registration of working hours27/05/2019
A new EU judgment imposes all employers an obligation to ensure that the duration of time worked each day by each worker is reported.
A new EU judgment imposes all employers an obligation to introduce an 'objective, reliable and accessible system' enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured. Therefore, the obligation not only applies to hourly employees, but also to salaried employees and other types of employees.
It is now up to the individual EU member states to decide how it is implemented in national legislation. We will follow the development and return with more information whenever we know more about the implications.
However, the judgment raises concerns in several places. Because isn’t time & attendance registration a bit old-fashioned? And an expression of lack of confidence?
Not at all! Many companies have already seen the value of investing in a time & attendance system, as this gives both company and employee numerous advantages:
And if you choose an advanced workforce management solution, there are additional benefits:
With the technological developments, there are several modern user interfaces that make it easy to collect information about time & attendance as well as absence. The old punch-clock is replaced by user-friendly web portals, terminals on PC/tablet or apps for smartphones. There are user interfaces for every need, so the company can choose the solution that makes the most sense and greatest flexibility and benefit for both company and employees.