15.7.2019 08:03:16

Employers in the EU must precisely record time worked by their employees

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Member States are required to take measures necessary to ensure that all employers set up an objective, reliable and accessible system enabling the time worked by each employee to be measured. According to the Court, such a system is necessary to protect employees' rights to maximum working time and minimum rest periods. Where such a system is not available, the purpose of the EU legislation whereby employees' rights are deemed essential for the protection of occupational health and safety cannot be fulfilled. In the Czech legal environment this obligation of employers is set by Section 96 of the Labour Code.

(Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 14 May 2019)