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