This week’s question comes from Charlie, a manufacturing plant manager. We have a third shift that works from 11 pm to 7 am the following day. Some of the workers will work this Saturday night into Sunday. Do we need to pay for eight hours of work because of the switch to Daylight Saving Time? Answer: Since Daylight Saving Time begins in most parts of the country at 2 am, Sunday, March 13, 2011 many workers on a third shift will only work seven hours. At 2 am on that day, clocks are turned ahead to 3 am.
FLSA Does Not Require Pay for Hour When Clocks Are Turned Ahead
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to pay employees for the hour not worked. When Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6, 2011, employers will need to pay an extra hour since clocks are turned back.
Contact Vision Payroll for More Information
Contact Vision Payroll if you have any further questions on the switch to Daylight Saving Time.