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March 17, 2015

Which States Want to Ban Daylight Saving Time? - On Time Tuesdays

In the previous post highlighting the mysterious fifth time zone in the US, we touched on exemptions to the daylight saving time (DST) mandate. In that post, we learned that in the continental US, most of Arizona is exempt from this mandate. In this post, I'd like to share some videos about other states that are attempting for exemption. While this topic doesn't relate to business directly, it can be an interesting discussion for small talk as Americans love to talk about their love-hate relationship with the bi-yearly time change. 

Keeping Florida on DST permanently under the Sunshine Protection Act. 

New Mexico


Utah (I think this did not pass.)

Time change, time management in professional settings and other business dos and don'ts with Americans are explored, demonstrated and practiced in US Business Culture Orientation programs to expats planning to go onsite or who are already onsite. See here for more details. 

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