Most of the United States participates in daylight savings. When daylight savings starts, an hour is taken away. When daylight savings ends, an hour is regained. As a business leader, you are responsible for keeping track of hours worked for all your employees. This includes any employees working a night shift during daylight savings. Figuring out the hours for this can be confusing. Here is a quick example:
You have an employee working an eight-hour shift through the night. During that shift daylight savings starts. Because of this, at 2:00 am the clock gets shifted forward an hour, meaning that employee did not work from 2:00 am to 3:00 am. This means that the employee only worked seven hours and needs to be paid for seven hours, even though it was an eight-hour shift.
When daylight savings ends, it will be different. Let’s take the same employee. This time, at 2:00 am the clock will be shifted back an hour. This means that the employee will work 1:00 am to 2:00 am two times, so they will actually work nine hours and need to be paid for nine hours, during an eight-hour shift.
Use this to help you correctly pay your employees during daylight savings.