Time Changes Raises Comp Questions

April 7, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers working on payrolls covering Sunday April 3 when daylight savings time started at 2 a.m. should remember that employees on the job at that moment will have ended up working an hour less for that shift.

According to a report on CCH .com report, compensating such workers for a full shift “could raise questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.” Also, according to CCH, employers don’t have to include in their rate of pay calculations for the purposes of determining overtime if they paid workers for the extra hour during the April 3 weekend shift.

Finally, CCH said, w hen daylight saving time ends in six months, employees working a nine-hour shift because the clock is turned back must be paid for all hours worked and the extra hour must be counted in establishing the hours worked in that week.