End of daylight savings

Daylight savings ended on Sunday 1 April 2018 in ACT, NSW, SA, Tas and Vic, with clocks going back 1 hour at 3am to 2am.

Daylight savings doesn't apply in WA, NT or Qld.

What do employees get paid if they worked when daylight savings ended?

You should check your award, registered agreement or employment contract to see if there's anything about daylight savings in it. If it doesn't say anything, employees who worked overnight when daylight savings ended are paid according to the clock (follow the clock).

Daylight savings ended with rolling the clock backwards from 3am to 2am. This means that employees who were working an overnight shift worked 1 hour more but aren't paid for that extra hour.

When daylight savings started and the clock was rolled forward, employees worked 1 hour less but were paid according to the clock. 

Example: Working through the night when daylight savings ends

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

When daylight savings ends and the clock rolls backwards, Malcolm works his usual shift. While he actually works 1 extra hour, he is still only paid for a 7.5 hour shift. When daylight savings started and the clock rolled forwards, Malcolm worked 1 less hour but was paid for a 7.5 hour shift.

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