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New act about registration of working hours - Accountor Denmark

A new act on the registration of the employees’ daily working time enter into force on 1 July 2024.

On 23 January 2024, a majority in the Danish Parliament adopted a bill to amend the Working Time Act. The bill means, among other things, that employers must register employees' working hours. The law enters into force from 1 July 2024.

The bill results in a party agreement between the labor market parties. The agreement was concluded with the aim of implementing the EU's working time directive.

The purpose of the daily time recording is to ensure that companies comply with the EU's Work Directive.

The new rules will basically apply to all companies and will require all employers to introduce a time registration system. The system must be able to register the employees' daily working hours. There is freedom of method, but the time registration system must be objective, reliable and accessible. The individual worker must be able to measure his daily working hours.

In workplaces where you work regularly from 8am to 4pm every day, it is relatively easy to register your time. But for those employees who have flexible working hours – or who drive around and visit customers, it can be a challenge to continuously register all their working hours.

The system must be able to register at what time of day the work is carried out in order to comply with rest time regulations.

Two groups (self-organisers) are exempt from the new rules:

  • Workers who cannot determine working hours in advance due to the nature of the work.
  • Workers who can set their own working hours and can make independent decisions, or who have managerial functions.

It is important to note that the time registration system must comply with data protection regulations.

This means, among other things, that

  • Workers must have access to their own information.
  • The information must be kept by the employer for five years after the end of each reference period.

If you have any questions about the above, you are welcome to contact Accountor's lawyer Erik Kabbeltved below.

At Accountor, we have different solutions in relation to time registration and we can help you get compliant as from 1 of July 2024. 

Contact our Sales Manager Carsten Madsen below if you want to hear more.