What is daylight savings?

Daylight savings is “the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls later each day according to the clock.” - Wikipedia

There are two moments each year when the time changes: the spring forward moment and the fall back moment. 

When is daylight savings?

The exact moment of daylight savings is different based on your location. We recommend searching daylight savings and your location to determine when times will change. 

How does daylight savings work in Assembled?

Daylight savings works by starting with the spring forward moment, which will decrease the number of hours in a day. For most of the United States, this will occur sometime in March (hence "Spring" forward).

Typical View

Typically your staffing timeline will show times by hour or half hour from 12 AM to 11 PM.

Daylight savings starts (Spring forward)

On daylight savings you will lose 1 AM in the staffing timeline. 

Daylight savings ends (Fall back)

When daylight savings ends, an hour will be added to your schedule, so you will see two 1 AM times in the staffing timeline. For most of the United States, this will occur sometime in November (hence "Fall" back).

Preparing for daylight savings

Luckily, you don't have to wait until the day of daylight savings to prepare for it. You can navigate to the Spring forward or Fall back date at any time and see how your schedule is affected beforehand.

The change in time can cause overlaps or gaps in your schedule if you apply a template that has events scheduled between 1 AM and 2 AM, since these events may no longer exist (during Spring forward) or may now be an hour longer (during Fall back). If you have applied your template on the date of a daylight savings change, check ensure your team's hours are accurate.

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