Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Paycor Legacy Support

May 8th, 2024 Updated

At 2:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (EST), on Sunday, March 8th, 2020, most areas in the United States will switch to Daylight Saving Time (DST). This switch will cause clocks to move forward by one hour. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 1st, 2020.

So what does this mean for you, your team, and Paycor Scheduling? Well, for example, if you operate a 24 hour restaurant, hotel, hospital, or any other business where your staff members are scheduled to work shifts that intersect with DST changes, staff member Timesheets page data will be affected.

Below, we'll explain in a bit more detail on how these changes will behave within your Paycor Scheduling account during a DST transition. Let's jump into it, and go over some examples.

Scheduled Shift Changes

  • March 8th, 2020 | United States DST Starts
    • If a shift is scheduled for a staff member from 12:00 AM (EST) to 2:00 AM (EST) on March 8th, 2020, Paycor Scheduling will automatically adjust the end time to 3:00 AM (EST), and the total scheduled hours will remain at 2 total hours.
    • Similarly, if a shift is scheduled for a staff member from 12:00 AM (EST) to to 5:00 AM (EST), then the total scheduled hours will be 4 total hours. This is because the DST kicked in at 2:00 AM (EST), moving time ahead by 1 hour.

Time Clock Changes

  • March 8th, 2020 | United States DST Starts
    • If a Timesheets page entry has a start time of 2:00 AM, and an end time of 5:00 AM, then Paycor Scheduling will automatically adjust the entry to have a start time of 3:00 AM, and the total hours worked will be 2 total hours.
    • If a Timesheets page entry has a start time of 12:00 AM, and an end time of 2:00 AM, then again, the total hours worked will be 2 total hours.
    • If a Timesheets page entry has a start time of 11:00 PM, and an end time of 2:30 AM, then Paycor Scheduling will automatically adjust the entry to have an end time of 3:30 AM. 

Clock In / Clock Out Process

If your staff members clock in / clock out during the hour when a DST transition occurs, the changes will be reflected on staff member Timesheets page entries. For example, if a staff member clocks in before the DST transition occurs, and clocks out after the DST transition occurs, the clock out time will be automatically adjusted. So, prior to the DST transition, if a clock out time was going to be at 2:30 AM, the clock out time is now going to be 3:30 AM after the DST transition. However, an additional hour will NOT be added.

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