Section 20.1 Basic Workweek - March 17, 1992
TO: State Departments and Agencies
This is a reminder of New York State's long-standing policy with respect to employees who work the shift when the clocks are set ahead for Daylight Savings Time or set back for Eastern Standard Time.
This year Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, 1992, and ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 1992.
Employees who work their normal schedule on the shift during which the clocks are set ahead on April 5, must be paid for a full shift (including the "lost" hour) and cannot be required to charge the "lost" hour to credits.
Those working the entire shift when clocks are set back in the fall are considered to have worked an additional hour which must also be paid as overtime if the employee is otherwise eligible.
For example, employees whose shift is eight hours work seven hours rather than their usual eight on the shift during which clocks are set ahead on April 5. They must be paid for eight hours and cannot be required to charge the "lost" hour to leave credits. Employees working the shift when clocks are set back in the fall work nine hours instead of their usual eight. The ninth hour is overtime if the employee is otherwise eligible.
Should you have any questions on this subject, please call the Employee Relations Section at (518) 457-2295.