Posted on February 29, 2012

On March 11 at 2 a.m, daylight-savings time will have most of the country setting ahead their clocks by one hour. This change can lead to questions about wage payment rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act as many overnight shift employees will lose one hour of work time. The FLSA does not require employers to pay the lost hour to employees who are entitled to overtime wages.

Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not observe the time change.