Daylight savings anomaly
I am an RN working in a public hospital. I am rostered on for duty overnight on Saturday 2 April 2022, the night that daylight savings will finish.
As a result, at 3:00 am, the clocks will be wound back one hour, making it only 2:00 am. This means I will have another 5.5 hours to work until 7:30 am, when I am rostered off. Given my 10-hour night duty goes from 9:30 pm to 7:30 am, I will have worked an additional hour, making a total of 11 hours worked over that shift. Will I be paid one hour’s overtime?
Unfortunately, an additional hour will not be paid at the time the daylight savings finishes, as you are paid by the hours on the clock; however, best practice is for your NUM to roster you on the same night duty on the date in October when daylight savings starts, meaning that you will gain back the hour that you lose in April.