UK Bosses to Record Staff Work Hours

uk bosses to record employees hours

According to the European Court of Justice, that impacts the UK business, employees can’t work more than 48 hours. They can only work more than 48 hours if they opt out of Regulation 4 of the Working Time Regulations.

Until now bosses did not need to record their employees working hours and breaks. This is going to all change in due course because the European Court of Justice ruling is legally binding in the UK.

As an employer you will need to prove what hours your employees are working, the breaks they are taking and their rest periods. If you fail to do this, you could be faced with a fine or criminal conviction.

The best way to protect your business is to record staff hours and when they take breaks, especially if you have employees who often work unpaid overtime. Examples of way they can track this are below:

  1. Provide time sheets
  2. Clock In and out systems

By having these systems in place, it will allow you to have real time data on working hours, without the need to manually keep track of staff. These systems will allow you to stay legally compliant.

To find out more information on this new law contact us on 0161 339 4989 or email

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