Why the Modern Workplace Needs Punch Clocks

A European court ruling that requires companies to track employees’ exact hours could yield useful productivity data

Bloomberg Opinion
May 16, 2019 · 4 min read
1965: A woman smiles as she punches her time card in a punch clock machine at her workplace. Photo: Harold M. Lambert/Lambert/Getty Images

By Leonid Bershidsky

All companies in the European Union will have to track their employees’ working hours: That was the ruling delivered by the EU’s top court Tuesday. At…

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