Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- An MSU physicist believes he has solved the "black hole information paradox"
- "A sad day" for Michigan bats: White-nose syndrome found in 3 counties
- What you can do to help Michigan's bats
- This is doing more damage to Detroit than a hundred drug murders could have
- Biologists expect the worst for Michigan's bat population
Sun March 13, 2011
Daylight saving time: a payroll headache
There are fans and foes of daylight saving time, which began at 2 a.m. Sunday.
It means setting our clocks forward an hour, and for many, that means losing an hour of sleep every spring.
But for shift workers, it means working one hour less.
Beth Skaggs is an attorney with Varnum Law in Grand Rapids.
She says daylight saving time can get a bit confusing when it comes to payroll
“For employers, it can create some headaches when they have third-shift workers who are actually working at the time when daylight saving time change occurs,” Skaggs says.
Varnum says in the spring, employers are not required to pay workers for the phantom hour when daylight saving time takes effect.
However, she says employers are required to pay for the extra hour worked when daylight saving time ends in the fall.