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EverythingHR Staff | 10/30/2018 | Blog

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

By: Robert Campbell, Senior Reference Librarian

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday November 4th at 2:00 am. Most states participate in daylight savings time. This wage and hour issue will affect all employers that employ nonexempt employees with the exception of those working in Arizona and Hawaii, both of which do not observe daylight savings time. Those employees working the graveyard shift when Daylight Savings Time ends work one hour more because the clocks are set back one hour.

For example

  • 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.

The FLSA requires that employees must be credited with all the hours actually worked. Therefore, if the employee is in a work situation similar to that described in the above example, he or she worked 9 hours on the day that Daylight Savings Time ends. This assumes, of course, that the employee actually worked the scheduled shift as in our example.

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