After long discussions, the law on the documentation of working hours was passed by the European Court of Justice last year. Since then, even trust-based working hours must be documented and recorded. According to the ECJ, employers are obliged to "introduce an objective, reliable and accessible system by which the working time worked by each employee can be measured". Switching to a reliable system does not always work straight away. For example, many companies are still in the process of adapting their time management to meet the new requirements. It is easy and fast with a modular system. ISGUS offers everything from a single source. The individual modules, such as ZEUS® Time & Attendance, ZEUS® Staff Scheduling, ZEUS® mobile cover all the requirements of the digital world of work and make it easy for companies to comply with the current obligations.
Clear rules demand system
It is up to the observer to decide whether the legal regulation of working time recording speaks for or against a modern working world. The fact is that the recording of working hours helps to better separate work from leisure time. The judges of the ECJ, as well as workers' representatives, are convinced that safety at work and health protection come more to the fore as a result. If the decision had been issued a few years ago, the implementation would have been much more complicated and time-consuming for companies. Today, in the age of digitalisation and advanced time attendance systems, the effort of recording working time is minimal and can be done with just two clicks.
Minimal effort creates trust
Modern software systems such as ZEUS® Time & Attendance build bridges between legal, collective bargaining and company requirements and the freedom to organise the working day individually. Whether from home, on the road or in the office, with the help of the ISGUS software solutions ZEUS® Time & Attendance and ZEUS® mobile, the hurdles for both sides are minimal. It is easy for employees to clock in and out at the terminal, PC, tablet or via smartphone. A short input is enough and the legal requirements are already fulfilled. For companies that already use modern time recording systems, the discussion about trust-based working hours is unnecessary. The effort for recording working hours is so low that a discussion is not worthwhile. Confidence remains despite working time recording; it does not detract from it.