It’s that time of year again when most of us ‘fall back’ by turning our clocks back an hour when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Most Virtual TimeClock users will not be impacted by the time change. Modern computers that are connected to the Internet will be automatically updated early Sunday morning 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. Learn more about Daylight Saving Time and Virtual TimeClock.
Modifying Timecards in Virtual TimeClock
Since Virtual TimeClock does not automatically take Daylight Saving Time into consideration, you need to pay close attention to overnight shifts between November 2 and 3rd. An employee working a graveyard shift of 10pm to 6am will actually have worked 9 hours by the time they clock out at 6am on November 3rd. Virtual TimeClock records and calculates totals based on the time that was punched, regardless of whether DST time impacts the hours, so if you do not modify the employee’s timecard they will only get credit for working 8 hours instead of 9. Find out more about Modifying Employee Timecards.