Activate breaks to reduce unpaid time off automatically from your employee timesheets on a daily basis. Once activated, unpaid break time will be deducted from the daily total hours for each employee according to your time clock breaks settings.
In order to activate breaks, on your dashboard time clock go to settings > breaks, and click on the check box that enables the breaks, then click on "save changes".
** Please notice that breaks will be added automatically to all past timesheets retrospectively.
Breaks and labor laws:
In order to comply with different labor laws on different countries or states, we allow you to fully customize breaks. Choose how many unpaid breaks will be deducted from your employee timesheet according to how much hours they work.
- "I can't see breaks time on the employee timesheet" - make sure to add breaks to your employee timesheets table by clicking on the table columns selector icon and checking the breaks column as shown in the image below.
- "I can't see the break time when exporting the timesheets" - the exported timesheets should be as payroll ready as possible, while editing and viewing all raw data is being done on the dashboard as it's easier and more capable than the excel spreadsheet. According to labor law, unpaid breaks should be deducted from the daily total work hours of an employee. Therefore, unpaid breaks should be excluded from the exported timesheets by definition.
- "Can I change the break time for a specific day?" - yes. Every admin with access to the employee timesheet can edit a specific daily break time. But, once edited the break time will have a red dot next to it, indicating that it was changed. Hover with the click mouse to see who's the admin that edited the break time.
- "What should I do if I have different breaks settings for different employees?" - if you want to have different break time for different employees, or any other time clock settings for that matter, you can add more than 1 time clock. With multiple time clocks, you'll be able to have completely different settings for different employees within your company. Please notice this capability if available in the Advanced plan and above.