Front Porch common sense from America's HR Strategist
Friday, October 31, 2014
A How To:
Fall back! How's that work with time sheets?
Employees working the graveyard shift when daylight-saving time ends ithis weekend work an extra hour because the clocks are set back one hour at 2 a.m. (in most states)
Here's an example: Sam works a scheduled shift starting at 8 pm p.m. and ending at 4:30 a.m. the next day; Sam works an eight-hour shift and receives a 30-minute (unpaid) lunch break. This Sunday, daylight savings time ends and clocks are turned back (fall back). For this shift Sam worked 9 hours.
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employees be credited with all of the hours actually worked. In this example, Sam will be paid for nine hours.
If Sam works the rest of the week at the regular schedule, Sam will be paid for 40 hours at regular pay and one hour of overtime (in most states).