Ready for the time tracking obligation

27. January 2023

Time tracking is comulsory in Germany. projectfacts fulfills all requirements, that the ECJ puts to a system for time tracking. Existing customers, who already work with project times, can add an attendance time tracking with little effort.

The time tracking obligation already applies

In September 2022, the Federal Labor Court in Germany ruled that employers are already required to track the working hours of their employees. As justification, the judge cited provisions of the German Occupational Health and Safety Act on the one hand, and a landmark ruling of the ECJ from May 2019 on the other, in which it was argued that employee rights could only be effectively enforced if there was a complete track of working hours. For this, the judges demand a reliable, objective and accessible system.

Our solution for existing customers

projectfacts offers a proven solution to track working hours online. It is used by many customers on a daily basis. The system distinguishes between attendance and project times.

  • Attendance time means the total tracked time an employee spends at work per day, minus breaks. Attendance time is determined by check-in/check-out.
  • Project time is the sum of all time an employee spends per day on projects (development, customer orders, day-to-day business, etc.). It is created by employees booking their working time to projects.

Customers, who only use project times so far, can easily add an attendance time tracking to their system. Your consultant will take an hour to introduce you to the function and set up the system (depending on the complexity).

For your employees the changeover is very easy. They check in at the start of work (on a PC or mobile device) and check out again at the end of the day at the touch of a button. Breaks are registered in the same way. The total tracked time can be distributed to your projects as usual.

Are you interested? Then contact us and we will show you everything you need to know about tracking attendance times in a one-hour introduction. Billing is based on the contractually regulated hourly rate.

Header image: © Luke Chesser – (2020)