Recording Working Hours – Your Questions AnsweredPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 May 2022 Issues covered: Working Time; The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
Are employers required to record employees' working hours?
Yes, The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) imposes an obligation on employers to keep detailed records of their employees' daily and weekly working hours. Employers are required to keep these records for three years from the date they are made. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.
When it comes to keeping records of employees' hours of work, the 1997 Act is to be read alongside the Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001 (the 2001 Regulations). The 2001 Regulations expressly requires employers to keep records of "the days and total hours worked in each week by
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