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CCH Says End of Daylight Savings Can Change Paychecks

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 30, 2007) – For most people, the “spring-forward, fall-back” rules of daylight savings time will just mean gaining an hour of sleep this weekend, but for some shift workers, it will mean more dollars in their paychecks, notes CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and a leading provider of human resources information and software (

The end of daylight savings time requires clocks to be moved backward one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4. Shift workers who are on duty at that time and who normally work an eight-hour shift will actually work — and will be entitled to pay — for nine hours. They may also end up working more than 40 hours in the week, entitling them to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“In some states, such as California, employees also become entitled to overtime pay by working more than eight hours in a single day, even if their total working hours in the week are 40 or less,” noted Heidi Henson, JD, CCH workplace analyst.

On the second Sunday in March, clocks will be moved forward one hour at 2:00 a.m., returning to daylight savings time. Shift workers on duty at that time will actually work one hour less, for a total of seven hours of work.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill. The Wolters Kluwer Law & Business human resources site is

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, and legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2006 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,450 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit

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