How is the crossover to Daylight Saving Time counted in Quinyx?

Updated 1 month ago by Leigh Hutchens

Daylight saving time (DST), also referred to as daylight savings time or simply daylight time (United States, Canada, and Australia), and summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and others), is the practice of advancing clocks (typically by one hour) during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time.

The typical implementation of DST is to set clocks forward by one hour in the spring ("spring forward"), and to set clocks back by one hour in autumn ("fall back") to return to standard time. As a result, there is one 23-hour day in late winter or early spring and one 25-hour day in autumn.

Summer time

On the last Sunday of March, at 03:00 (this is for Central European time, and will vary on your time zone settings for your unit. More info found here.), the clock is moved forward one hour.

Due to this, any employee with an active time punch overlapping the DST change (02:00 and 03:00) will have 1 hour removed from their total shift - or punch time.

As a consequence of the day being one hour shorter, i.e. 02:00-02:59 doesn't exist, in Quinyx shifts, punches, and absences can't start or end between 02:00-02:59 the night of the summer time change.

The hour between 02:00-02:59 is excluded from all calculations in Quinyx, so if an employee is working during that time, the hour between 02:00-02:59 won't be counted anywhere in Quinyx.

Example: an employee is working between 01:00 and 08:00. Any other day, that is counted as 7 hours, but the night of the summer time change, it's 6 hours.

Note that If there is a break starting and ending between 02:00-02:59 in the base schedule and it's rolled out the day of the summer time change, the break will be removed.

Winter time

Contrary to summer time where one hour is removed, during winter time an hour is added. As a consequence of this, any shifts or punches that overlap 02:00 - 03:00 during the last Sunday in October (this is for Central European time, and will vary on your time zone settings for your unit. More info found here.) will automatically have one extra hour added to them.

Example: an employee is working between 01:00 - 08:00. On any other day, this is counted as 7 hours, but during the night of the winter time change, it’s counted as 8 hours.

Exceptions

Any punches that start between 02:00 - 03:00 (during the DST change), Quinyx will count as per usual, e.g. start time minus end time.

Example: A punch-in that happens at 02:30 - 05:30 will be considered as 3 hours. This is due to Quinyx seeing all punches between 02:00 - 03:00 as the "2nd" occurrence of 02:00 - 03:00 during the DST change.


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