A done deal – compulsory time recording in Germany

This week, the Federal Labor Court (BAG) clarified in a landmark ruling that there is a general obligation to record working hours in Germany. This is based on a previous ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in May 2019.

What does this mean for me as an employer?

In Germany, companies were previously only required to record overtime and Sunday work of their employees, including those of mini-jobbers. As a result, there were certain gray areas that allowed trust-based working hours and home office times without concrete evidence. According to the new landmark ruling of the BAG, every employer is obliged to record and prove all working hours of employees. However, a classic time clock cannot record mobile working or home office. This suddenly presents companies with the challenge of providing an accessible time recording system for all employees at all times.

Good thing Thumbify is here!

Thumbify has been ahead of the verdict for a long time. With Thumbify, you and your team can digitally record and prove your working hours at any time. No matter if you are in the office, in your home office or on a business trip. You can record and document every work situation with Thumbify. With Thumbify, you fully comply with the requirements of the ECJ ruling.

All working hours at a glance

In addition to the general time recording within the app, Thumbify also offers you a free export function. This gives you a comprehensive overview of all recorded times of yourself or your employees.

Fancy an update? Try time tracking in Thumbify directly. The app is available for iOS and Android, as well as on the web.

As a professional user, you even have access to excellent working time reporting!