Daylight saving started on the weekend

Daylight saving started at 2am on Sunday 6 October in ACT, NSW, SA, Tas and Vic, with clocks going forward 1 hour. 

Daylight saving doesn't apply in Western Australia, the Northern Territory or Queensland.

What do employees get if they worked overnight when daylight saving started?

You should check your award or registered agreement or employment contract to see if there is anything about daylight saving in it. If it doesn't say anything, employees (full-time, part-time and casual) who worked overnight when daylight saving started are paid according to the clock (follow the clock).

Daylight saving started by rolling the clock forward to 3am. This means that employees who worked an overnight shift worked 1 hour less but are still paid for the full shift.

When daylight saving ends and the clock is rolled back, employees will work for an extra hour but are paid according to the clock.

Example: Working through the night when daylight saving starts

Malcolm is a shiftworker in a factory who regularly works from 9pm on Saturday until 5am on Sunday. He gets a 30 minute break. His award, registered agreement and employment contract don't say anything about his pay entitlements when daylight saving starts or ends.

When daylight saving starts and the clock rolls forward, Malcolm works his usual shift. While he actually works 1 hour less, he is still paid for the 7.5 hour shift. When daylight saving ends and the clock rolls backward, Malcolm works 1 hour extra but is still paid for 7.5 hour shift.

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