Since May 12, the Royal Decree-Law that stipulates the obligation of companies to guarantee the daily registration of their employees’ working hours came into force in Spain. This action was put in shape to support the labor rights of workers and, in turn, a key tool to combat job insecurity.
But it is worth emphasizing the main pretensions of this legislative reform, so we will address the issue in greater depth with the intention of answering important questions not only for the employer, but for the employee, what exactly does the new law of time control say? And, above all, what are the sanctions that can result from its non-compliance?
Basically this new law published in the Official Gazette obliges to register the workday of the employees to determine an objective and reliable way the number of work hours carried out by the worker and their distribution of time. This law indicates that “Every company must carry out a registry of its employees” and in the same way, said registry must be filed for a period of 4 years, in case its use is required for any eventuality.
This legal measure also seeks compliance with working hours, is to fight and avoid any abuse or fraud that may occur at the time of making payments and compensation for overtime worked, thus allowing a better inspection of the work and a verification of compliance with the law.
If this obligation is breached, it can turn into something very serious that can significantly affect the companies, the infractions range are from 625 to 6,250 euros, and in this way, they would sanction the irregularities in the schedules agreed between the company and the employee, in addition of the lack of mandatory records and the absence of a calculation of overtime.
To adapt to the new requirements set out in the Workers’ Statute, it is ideal to implement a software that allows registering each and every employee’s workday easily and simply. TrackingTime allows you to automate the administrative tasks of Human Resources, as well as enabling employees to make an effective count of their working hours, simplifying processes and streamlining project compliance.