Daylight saving time
Daylight saving adjustments for this Spring season take place on the following dates:
EU - 28th of March
US & Canada - 14th of March
(For other regions please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country)
Correcting your payroll
Planday does not automatically adjust the shift duration for daylight saving time transitions when calculating your payroll. This means that shifts which cover the period of 02:00am to 03:00am CET (01:00 am to 02:00am for the UK) will be affected when the daylight saving adjustment occurs. Due to this behaviour you will notice either a surplus or a discrepancy in the hours paid for shifts which overlap this time period.
For example, if a shift starts at 22:00pm and ends at 04:00am the salary will be calculated as 6 hours for the shift rather than 7. (The opposite occurs during the Spring daylight saving adjustment, where a shift that starts at 22:00pm and ends at 04:00am will pay out for 6 hours rather than 5.)
In order to correct the discrepancy for the Fall period, you need to increase the length of the affected shifts by 1 hour manually. This action should be carried out for all shifts affected by daylight saving time.
Customers using a previous version of Planday may notice the following behaviour with templates:
(If you're unsure which version of Planday you use, please contact our support team.)
When rolling out a template containing shifts covering the Fall daylight saving adjustment, 60 minutes are subtracted from the date, and all shifts on this date are pushed back by one hour. For example, if a shift is set to start at 09:00am, during the Fall daylight saving period the template will set the shift to start at 08:00am.
As with your Payroll adjustments, you will need to manually edit these shifts to ensure that your employees' start and end times are correct for this time period.