Is it compulsory for employers to keep a daily record of working hours?


By Almudena Jiménez, Cuatrecasas
By Almudena Jiménez, Cuatrecasas

By Almudena Jiménez.

The Supreme Court, in Plenary Session, has concluded in its judgment no. 246/2017, of March 23 that “the employer’s obligation to note (record) [the daily working hours] applies only to overtime work performed”, overturning the judgment of the National Court, (December 4, 2015) in the Bankia proceeding.

The well-known above-mentioned judgment of the National Court held that employers, irrespective of whether or not employees work overtime, are obliged to keep a record of the daily working hours of the workforce.


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