Add unpaid breaks to your employees’ shifts to calculate total paid hours for a specific day or week in a schedule.
How unpaid breaks work
Unpaid breaks are deducted from the total paid hours displayed at the bottom of the schedule, as well as from employees’ scheduled hours below their names.
If you enter employees’ wages and use the Budget tool in the Scheduler, unpaid breaks are also deducted from your labor costs.
Things to know before you begin
- If you use When I Work Time Clock & Attendance, unpaid breaks are not automatically deducted from employees’ worked hours. Employees need to clock out and clock back in if they take unpaid breaks during their shifts.
- Enter unpaid breaks in decimal format. For example, enter 0.5 for a 30 minute break.
- Unpaid breaks are not visible to employees.
When adding or editing a shift, use the Unpaid Break field to add an unpaid break. Remember to enter the break’s duration in decimal format (.5 for 30 minutes).
For more details, see Scheduling a Shift.