In its decision of September 13, 2022, the Federal Labor Court ruled that the working time of all employees in Germany must be recorded under the current legal situation. This is necessary in order to implement European Directive 2003/88/EC. The decision has caused quite a stir in Germany. Dr. Ulrike Conradi and Andre Appel would therefore like to shed light on what the decision means for employers, what exactly has to be recorded, what options employers have and what effects the obligation to record working time has on individual working time models. In addition, we will provide an outlook on the current status with regard to the amendment of the legal requirements for recording working time. In a second part, Dr. Conradi and Mr. Appel will provide an outlook on other developments currently being discussed in Germany and Europe regarding the reorientation of working time.