In employment terms, a time record is a log of the hours worked by an employee or member of a team. Time records are most commonly found on an employee’s timesheet, which contains all of their attendance data for a given pay period, which can be anything from a single day to an entire month.
In a working environment, time records usually include the following:
- Clock-in time
- Clock-out time
- Break start time
- Break end time
- Total hours worked
Together, these form a time record on an employee’s timesheet. This data is then used by the employer or payroll manager to calculate how much the employee should be paid at the end of the pay period.
It’s also worth noting that, under UK employment law, employers are required to retain a record of all the hours their staff have worked for a minimum of two years.