Remote working management systems to become increasingly important following landmark ECJ ruling

Remote Workers Module

Remote working management systems are likely to become increasingly important in the near future as time spent travelling to and from home by employees without a fixed working base could start counting towards time worked, following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The decision relates to a case concerning staff at a Spanish security company, a news report has been able to reveal, but because the ruling covers the EU’s Working Time Directive, it also impacts UK employers.

The ruling only affects workers without an habitual and does not alter how commuting is treated for those with a fixed workplace. However, it is quite likely to affect how maximum weekly working hours and rest break entitlements are calculated and could potentially mean businesses will have to pay employees for their journey time.

Tensor Mobile Self Service Module is the perfect solution for remote working management systems

Designed as a mobile extension of the Tensor.NET Time and Attendance System, the Mobile Self Service Module allows iPhone owners to Clock IN and OUT at their respective workplaces, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance.

Additionally, mobile users will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when requests are approved or rejected.

On the other hand, supervisors will be able to easily subordinate work colleague’s time sheets and approve or deny their absence requests. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar showing the absence of all subordinate employees.

Given its mobile nature, the remote workers module application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the iPhone and transferring them immediately after a network connection is re-established.

Mobile clockings and job bookings, once submitted, are transferred to the central Tensor.NET application. Additionally, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their iPhone’s location and the employee’s movements recorded in this manner are plotted on a map viewable in the Tensor.NET (which is a particularly useful features for field personnel).

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile Self Service Module and its functionality, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, one of our representatives will be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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