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ECJ ruling: EU member states must require employers to record working time systematically

22 May 2019

On 14 May 2019 the ECJ ruled that EU member states must require employers to establish an objective, reliable and accessible system for measuring their employees' daily working times. Without such a system, the hours and overtime actually worked cannot be reliably measured and employees' ability to enforce their rights cannot be guaranteed.

The ECJ ruling on the recording of working time creates some uncertainty for companies across Europe, but also holds opportunities for reforming national working time laws.

Sören Seidel, ILO, 22.05.2019

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