Debate on keeping working time records reopens
As you might recall, around this time last year we were engaged in a debate over the employer’s obligation to keep daily working time records. The National Appellate Court initially held that the provision in article 35.5 of the Spanish Workers’ Statute on keeping daily working time records for the purposes of calculating overtime implied an obligation to keep daily working time records in all cases, regardless of whether or not the employees worked overtime.
As a result of that decision, which moved away from the widely-held view until that point, the labor inspection authority embarked on a campaign targeted at requiring daily working time records to be kept, for both full- and part-time workers, sparking an interesting debate on the scope of the obligation to keep working time records, and especially, on how to keep those records in relation to certain types of work if the employees do not provide their services inside a workplace, as happens with sales or distribution activities, for example.
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