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Max hours Enforcement enables you to enforce the maximum amount of hours each employee can work per week when picking up OpenShifts. You can use this feature to:

  • Prevent employees from taking too many OpenShifts or shift requests.
  • Control your workforce labor costs.

Max hours enforcement uses the Max Hours/Week setting in the employee’s details. If you already have max hours set for all of your employees, enabling this feature enforces those hours.


  • Scheduling + Attendance accounts use already worked hours plus scheduled hours for today and future days to enforce the max hour totals.
  • Scheduling only accounts use scheduled hours to enforce the max hour totals.
  • Max Hours Enforcement does not take into account any overtime hours.
  • Employees can still be scheduled past their configured max hours.
  • Employees with max hours set to 0 are not impacted by Max Hours Enforcement.
  • Employees that might exceed their max hours do not see OpenShifts are not included on shift requests.


Configure Max Hours/Week

If you are creating your workplace from scratch or adding new employees, you can add Max Hours/Week to each employee’s profile by using the steps below. If you have many existing employees that you need to update, we recommend exporting your employees to a spreadsheet, then importing them again with max hours added.

  1. Hover over Workplace, then select Employee Employees.

  2. Click on the name of the employee you would like to edit.
  3. Click Hourly Rates, then enter the amount of hours in the Max Hours / Week field.Max hours per week field
  4. Click Save Employee to finish.

Enable Max Hours Enforcement

  1. Hover over Gear, then select Settings General Settings.

  2. Click the toggle next to Max Hours Enforcement.Max hours enforcement toggle
  3. Click Save near the top right corner of the page.
Updated on January 6, 2021

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