Introduction to this document

Employee weekly timesheet

Use our document to enable you to accurately measure and record the actual daily working hours of each of your workers.

Legal position

The law requires you to put in place an objective, reliable and accessible system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each of your workers to be measured. Although workers aren’t entitled to make an employment tribunal claim for your failure to keep adequate records, it is a criminal offence under the Working Time Regulations 1998 and can be enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.

Weekly timesheet

If your staff are hourly paid, you might already keep records which clearly show actual time worked. If you don’t, you can use our Employee Weekly Timesheet, which you can convert into a spreadsheet if you’d rather have an electronic version. It contains columns enabling the worker to insert the day and date, their start and finish times and breaks, the number of regular hours and overtime hours worked and the total number of daily hours, which is then totted up to total weekly hours. Using our timesheet will also enable you to ensure compliance with the provisions in the Working Time Regulations 1998 regarding daily and weekly rest periods and the maximum average 48-hour working week.