We have had a lot of calls from members about the start and end of daylight savings and how this affects people who work overnight shifts. Here is some clarity from Fair Work.
Employees should check their award or enterprise agreement for terms about daylight saving. If there is nothing in them about daylight saving, payment is made ‘by the clock’.
Daylight saving time ends with rolling the clock back from 3 am to 2 am. This means that employees working an overnight shift will work 1 hour more but aren’t paid for that extra hour.
When daylight saving time started and the clock was rolled forward, employees worked 1 hour less but should have been paid according to the clock.