How to define a break

Employees will take regular breaks while still at work. You do not want to pay for hours not worked. Therefore, you need to set a break, so that the program deducts the period defined at the break when calculating the number of hours an employee has worked.

Here are the steps to follow when you need to define a break.

Step1. From the user dashboard, navigate to “settings” and select “Contracts”


Step2. On the new window, enter the contract and navigate to the “breaks” section.



Step3. Tick the box on the left side to set the current break rule as default. Enter the number of shift hours for which you want break hours deducted, and enter the period to be deducted as a break.

For instance, if an employee’s total shift time is greater than 8 hours, you can deduct 0.5 hrs as the break time.


If in the future you want to delete the break rule, click on the dustbin icon on the left side of the current window.

Therefore, if we run the report, we see that the employee worked for 8.50 hours, with a break of 0.5 hours. Therefore, the number of hours to be paid will be 8.0 hours, after deducting the total break time.