Recording of working hours becomes mandatory for all companies

15/05/2019

Recording of working hours becomes mandatory for all companies

15/05/2019

On 14 May the European Court of Justice ruled that all Member States must oblige employers to introduce a system for recording of working times (Case C-55/18). This not only affects large companies and corporations, but also small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, which until now have not kept any documentation of working hours. The ECJ explicitly prescribes the use of a "system", so that in future it will no longer be sufficient to document working times by hand or in the form of Excel tables.

This ruling has far-reaching consequences especially for the event industry. Not only the fact that working hours have not been recorded at all in many companies up to now is a problem here. Due to the complete documentation, infringements of the Working Hours Act are likely to become visible in many places, which in future will have to be taken into account in the planning and bidding phase of events. Otherwise, companies run the risk of being left with additional costs for personnel or even fines.

It is not yet known how the ECJ decision will ultimately be transposed into national law or whether it will merely result in a stricter interpretation of the current Working Time Act. In either case, however, all companies would be well advised to deal with the issue of working time recording and the available solutions in good time.

The company GigPlaner offers a software solution for the recording of working hours especially in the event business. This cloud-based solution does not require fixed hardware elements, but can be used by employees from anywhere and around the clock via smartphone. The software thus offers all the prerequisites for recording working times in the event business despite the constantly changing locations.

Further information about the functions and possibilities of GigPlaner can be found at Features.

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