It’s Daylight Saving Time on Sunday – your clock will jump ahead at 2am to 3am. If you have bar staff that clock out, or any other employees on the clock at that time, they may notice the clock jump forward one hour.
Daylight Saving Time was regulated by the transportation industry in the 60s because they were passing time zones quickly and needed standardization. Varying states, regions, even tribes observe or don’t observe DST.
Originally to maximize daylight, in some areas, it’s not followed in states like Arizona because air conditioning costs are too high.
If you’re not sure whether or not your state or area recognizes DST, make sure to check your phone — which will always be in sync — and reset your household appliances on Sunday.
What labor laws apply to Daylight Saving Time?
According to the Department of Labor, there’s nothing you need to do differently — just make sure you’re paying your employees for the time they worked.
What happens to employees scheduled to work during the Daylight Saving Time change?
This month, those employees will be working one less hour. In the fall, they’ll be working an additional hour. For some employees, this may put them into overtime, so make sure as you’re building the schedule in the fall you’re fully aware of how many hours you’ve scheduled your overnight team members to avoid any unexpected overtime.