Springing Forward

Daylight saving time

It’s that time of the year again … daylight saving time is set to start Sunday, March 11.

Employees may be a little cranky and call for more coffee next Monday morning as they lose an hour on Sunday “springing forward.”

For most people, the time shift means adjusting various clocks around the house that can’t adjust themselves.

But what about people who work the graveyard shift on Saturday night? Employers might want to review timekeeping practices for workers whose shifts are affected by the time change.

When employees work a shift that spans the time change, adjustments must be made either to the schedule or the timekeeping method. According to the clock, employees working their usual shift in the spring actually work a seven-hour shift and only need to be paid for seven hours.

HRCalifornia members can get detailed information on daylight saving time in the HR Library. Not a member? Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

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