Daylight Savings Impacts Pay

Employees working during overnight Daylight Savings Time changes (both “springing forward” and “falling back”) should make sure to check their pay records to see that they were paid for the number of hours they actually worked. For example, if an employee worked from 11 pm to 7 am when Daylight Savings Time ends, as it recently did, they have actually worked nine hours, not eight. When Daylight Savings Time begins again in the spring, workers scheduled for the same 11 pm to 7 am shift will actually only have worked seven hours, not eight.