Technical Support Blog

Time Change Coming November 5th

It’s that time of year again when most of us turn back time and gain an hour when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017. There are a few states and territories in the United States that do not observe daylight saving time. These include: Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Adjusting all of our clocks for Daylight Savings has become easier in recent years as more and more devices update their time automatically. Some devices perform this useful 'magic' by radio signals and others rely on an Internet connection to keep their internal clocks up-to-date. 

Most Virtual TimeClock users are not impacted by the time change. If your time clock computer is connected to the Internet, your computer should automatically update its clock early Sunday when the time officially changes. It's a good idea to check start times when employees clock in after the time change. If the times are off by an hour, you'll need to adjust their timecards and modify the computer's Date & Time settings to automatically keep the time current for your time zone.

If you will have employees 'on the clock' when the time change happens at 2 am, you'll need modify their timecards and pay your employees for that extra hour of work that the time change takes away from them. You can easily do this by manually adding an hour to the end of their shift. See our article about Daylight Saving Time and Virtual TimeClock for more information and details.