Employment Law Info: Daylight Savings Time Ends- Implications for Overnight Employees

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

By: Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie Storey

Daylight Savings Time ends this week. This can have a surprising impact for
employers of non-exempt employees working the overnight when the time changes.

The following example is given by the DOL:

If you have an employee working a shift from 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. the next day on the
Sunday that Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m., “the employee works the
hour from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. twice because at 2:00 a.m. all of the clocks
are turned back to 1:00 a.m. Thus, on this day the employee worked 9 hours, even though the schedule only reflected 8
hours.” Consequently, that individual will have to be compensated for all 9 hours worked and keep in
mind that this may potentially put them in an overtime situation.

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These materials have been prepared by Rudman Winchell for educational purposes only. They should not be considered legal advice. The transmission of this information to you is not intended to create a lawyer-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. You should not send any confidential or private information to Rudman Winchell until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established, in writing.