See if there's anything in Menu > System > vasm/vasmcc that handles this. I never ran this particular version of VL (I'm assuming 7.0[.1] 64-bit), so I don't know.
If that doesn't pan out,
/sbin/hwclock -u -s
If that fixes it, save the info for next boot:
printf '# Hardware clock is set to:\n\n%s\n' UTC >/etc/hardwareclock
If the above leaves you with just what you have now,
/sbin/hwclock --localtime -s
printf'# Hardware clock is set to:\n\n%s\n' localtime >/etc/hardwareclock
One or the other should do it. The system time will be properly saved to hardware clock on shutdown and reloaded at next boot.
Wish I had something to offer on rearranging the desktop. Does right-clicking on the background help?