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November 5, 2010

Question of the Week: How Many Hours Do We Need to Pay for Work on the Third Shift This Saturday Night?

How Many Hours Do We Need to Pay for Work on the Third Shift This Saturday Night?
How Many Hours Do We Need to Pay for Work on the Third Shift This Saturday Night?
This week’s question comes from Meg, an HR 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. How many hours do we need to pay for work on the third shift this Saturday night? Answer: Since Daylight Saving Time ends in most parts of the country at 2 am, Sunday, November 7, 2010, many workers on a third shift will work nine hours. At 2 am on that day, clocks are turned back to 1 am. Clocks will remain on standard time until the switch to Daylight Saving Time on March 13, 2011.

FLSA Requires Payment for Extra Hour

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees for the extra hour worked. Some employees may be entitled to overtime if they work forty-one hours in the pay period instead of the usual forty. Under the FLSA, non-exempt employees are generally entitled to time and one-half pay for any overtime worked.

Switch to Standard Time Complicates Payroll Calculations

Contact Vision Payroll if you have any further questions on the switch to Standard Time.

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