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Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10, 2019

This year, Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on Sunday, March 10th at 2am when we "spring forward" by adding an hour to our clocks. 
Daylight Saving Time DST beginning March 10, 2019
While many Virtual TimeClock users will not be impacted by DST, if you have employees who will be on the clock when 2am rolls around on Sunday morning, you may need to adjust employee timecards to take account for the extra hour that is added to the clock. Find out more about modifying timecard punches.

For example, let's say your night shift is 11:00pm to 7:00am. On March 10th at 2:00am, clocks will skip forward 1 hour, effectively removing one hour of work time. If employees punch out at 7:00am as usual, they will only have worked a 7-hour shift. For employees to work a full 8-hour shift, they will need to work until 8:00am on Sunday morning. Once they have punched out, you will need to change their timecard "out" time to 7:00am, otherwise employees will be paid for 9 hours instead of 8, since Virtual TimeClock does not take DST into account.

For more information about handling DST in Virtual TimeClock, see the Daylight Saving Time Knowledge Base article.