RW Employment Law Blast: Daylight Savings

By Rudman Winchell Attorney


The end of Daylight Savings Time 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.   


Anne-Marie   Storey |   Attorney

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