New free app available to record hours of work

On 21 March 2017, the Fair Work Ombudsman  announced the introduction of a new free app called ” Record My Hours” the objective of which is to reduce the volume of workplace disputes about inter alia pay and working hours. The app is available from the App store for Apple devices and the Play Store for Android devices.

If the optional user location function is enabled, the app will automatically record when the user arrives at work and the user can choose to receive a notification confirming the hours worked.

The app also provides information about how to contact the FWO  other functions such as reminders for when work is due to begin.

Although the data accumulated by the app is private, the user may export records to the FWO and third parties, for example lawyers.