Technical Support Blog

Daylight Saving Time 2016

On Sunday, March 13th most of us will once again spring forward one hour at 2AM as Daylight Saving Time begins. If your Virtual TimeClock is set to use an Internet timeserver, it will automatically adjust to the proper hour when your employees arrive for work on Sunday or Monday morning. The change is also very likely automatic if your TimeClock is using the computer's clock since all modern computers automatically adjust their clocks for Daylight Savings Time as well.
The only other consideration is for employees working overnight shifts on the weekend of the time change. We're talking to you hospitality and hotel industries! Employees working an overnight shift from March 12th to the 13th will have an extra hour recorded on their timecard when the clock 'springs forward' at 2:00AM to 3:00AM.

Employers have two options when dealing with this additional hour on this one overnight shift:
  1. A TimeClock administrator/manager can manually deduct an extra hour for this shift.
  2. Some employers simply allow these employees to receive an extra hour's pay!

That's all you need to know! In case you were wondering, the following states and territories in the United States that do not observe daylight saving time:
  • Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation)
  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • Virgin Islands