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4 Wage and Hour Problems as Daylight Saving Time Ends

Oct 07, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at 2:00 a.m., daylight saving time will end. This World War I–era practice of turning back the clock one hour in the fall became a federal law in the United States when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966. The jury is still out on whether "falling back" is beneficial. Claims that it helps to conserve energy are dubious. Most people probably don't get an extra hour of sleep that night. And, the time change doesn't actually increase the number of hours of sunlight per day. However, it does present a good opportunity for employers to examine their timekeeping practices with regard to nonexempt employees. (Read More)

Article By: Maria Greco Danaher and Hera S. Arsen © Ogletree Deakins

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