AAPI TIME: correct time recording & interpretation at any time of day

Thanks to our time clock, your staff can track hours worked very easily. 

Start of a shift? Time clock! Taking a break? Time clock! Back to work? Indeed, time clock

And so you and your staff get a clear overview of the hours worked!

No more hassle with writing down hours in notes and adding up all the hours. Because at the end of the month, you both know the number of hours worked and there is no discussion about being overpaid or underpaid.

Everything is kept honest!  ⏱

Keeping track of hours worked with a time clock? Sounds corny, but it's not!

AAPI TIME is an ingenious digital time clock system on which each employee clocks in and out, so to speak. At business/business level, these time entries are recorded and interpreted against your overall schedule, your contractual working hours and deviations from the original schedule.

Your wage calculation and interpretation of working hours & wage costs have never been so simple, quick and correct.

CASE: Brussels Labour Court judgment (22 May 2020)

​‘A fired employee gets her overtime pay even if she cannot prove it.’

A European Court of Justice ruling on 14 May 2019 stated that member states must ensure that minimum rest periods and maximum working hours are respected. A Brussels Labour Court ruling followed on 22 May 2020: a dismissed worker will be paid her overtime even if she cannot prove it. The employer must have an objective and reliable time-recording system, it said.

In Belgium, time registration is only mandatory in two cases: for sliding hourly schedules and for part-time workers who deviate from their normal work schedule. The Labour Court ruling shows that European rules must be applied even without Belgian legislation, i.e. this ruling could set a precedent. Importantly, this ruling puts the burden of proof on the employer. If you do not have an objective and reliable system to track your employees' working hours, you put yourself in a weaker position if a dispute arises. In this particular case, the employer was unable to present an objective tracking of working hours. Therefore, the court put the ball in his court to prove that the alleged overtime had not been worked.

Does this mean the time clock will be mandatory from now on?

That is still unclear, and needs to be considered on a case-by-case basis. But you would certainly do well to vet your work organisation on that front and map out how your employees feel about it. 

​Time recording provides interesting data that can be used to gain new insights.

Not only does time-recording software give you the right data immediately for error-free payroll processing, using time more intelligently can lead to considerable optimisation at the entire organisational level. How much time is needed to achieve the set targets? Where and when can we make adjustments? Time tracking can be a valuable addition to your operations, because in the business world, available time is of great value.

Sources: De Tijd - Werkgevers zonder 'prikklok' riskeren veroordeling

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