Half of the companies would not pass an inspection of time registration

Although we have already had the Time Control Law in force for several years, there are still many companies that do not correctly comply with this regulation, as Grupo SPEC points out. There is even a fact that is even more enlightening: half of the companies do not pass an inspection by the hourly register three years after the law. In fact, from September 2019 to May 2022, inspectors have detected a total of 3,299 violations in the registration of working hours throughout Spain and have imposed a total of 4.7 million euros in fines.

Teleworking boom: less control of hours worked

The pandemic and the spread of telecommuting have stopped the deployment of this law. 54% of Spaniards say that Covid and the standardization of teleworking have meant that more hours are allocated to the working day than before the pandemic. And, in the same way, the number of hours that are executed without receiving compensation is growing (Guide to the labor market 2021, Hays). All this has meant that an exhaustive control of the hours worked is not carried out despite the fact that in many cases they increase.

The application of the Time Control Law continues to generate a series of doubts among companies. One of the most widespread has been whether time control is compatible with labor flexibility. And yes, it is established that the registration of working hours applies to all professional sectors, workers and companies, as long as they are included in the scope of application of the Article 1 of the Workers’ Statute.

Also included are “mobile”, commercial, temporary and remote workers. In this sense, technology is a great ally in this sense because it provides tools that are effective when it comes to keeping track of disparate work schedules in the workforce.

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