Lunches and Breaks

    If you offer your employees paid lunches, you may want time automatically added to your employee's time cards if they fail to punch out for their lunch break. With Lunch Premium Pay, regular time (paycode REG) will automatically be added to the employee's time card if they work past a set threshold without punching out for lunch. If you do not offer your employees paid lunches and wish to automatically deduct time from their time card, see Lunch Deductions.

    Follow these steps to enable Lunch Premium Pay:

    1. Click the Departments tab on the main menu.

    2. Select the department from the list.

    By default you will be taken to the General tab.

    3. From Lunch Punches, click Edit next to Lunch Premium Pay.

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    4. From the drop-down menu, select Enabled.

    5. Select the threshold after which lunch premium time will added if an employee does not punch out for lunch.

    For example, if you select After 6 hours worked, lunch premium time will be added to the employee's time card if they do not punch out for lunch.

    6. Choose the length of lunch premium time that will be added.

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    7. Click Save.

    Paid Break/Duration

    If you wish to offer a paid break, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Departments tab on the main menu.

    2. Select the department from the list.

    3. Click the Edit link in the Paid Break/Duration section.

    4. From the first drop-down, select the number of hours that an employee must work before the break time will be added.

    5. From the second drop-down menu, select the length of time to add for the break.

    6. Click Save.

    NOTE: If you enable the paid break feature, employees need to punch in and out for breaks. If you want the employees to take breaks while punched in, do not enable this feature.

     

    Break Punches

    If your employees punch in using one of the Platinum Series C time clocks (BN6500, BN6000, CB6500, CB6000) or punch in through the uAttend website, administrators can allow them to start and end lunch and break punches through the employee login screen. The punches will be recorded on the employees' timecards. These settings are enabled at the department level.

    To use the break punch features for a department, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Departments tab on the main menu.

    2. Select the department from the list.

    Even if the employees are punched out during break, you can choose to pay them for their breaks by specifying the maximum amount of time that you wish to pay.

    3. If you wish to pay employees for a break during which they are clocked out, click the Edit link in the Add Up Tofield in the Break Punches section, and enter the maximum amount of time that will be added on to the employees' timecards for their break. Click Save when finished.

    You can choose to prevent employees from punching in until the end of a lunch break by enabling the lunch lockout feature.

    4. If you wish to enable the break lockout feature, click the Edit link in the Break Lockout field and select Enabled. Click Save when finished.

    If you wish, you can deduct time for lunch breaks and add paid breaks for departments.

    Lunch Deduction/Duration

    If you wish to automatically deduct time for lunch breaks for a department, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Departments tab on the main menu.

    2. Select the department from the list.

    3. Click the General link.

    4. Click the Edit link in the Lunch Deduction/Duration section.

    5. From the first drop-down menu, select the number of hours that an employee must work before the deduction will be taken.

    6. From the second drop-down menu, select the length of time the deduction will be.

    7. Check the Recurring box if the lunch deduction will keep recurring throughout an employee's shift (e.g., if you have set a 30-minute lunch deduction every 4 hours, then this setting allows a 30-minute deduction to be taken every 4 hours throughout the entire shift).

    8. Click Save.

    Lunch Punches

    If your employees punch in using one of the Platinum Series C time clocks (BN6500, BN6000, CB6500, CB6000) or punch in through the uAttend website, administrators can allow them to start and end lunch and break punches through the employee login screen. The punches will be recorded on the employees' timecards. These settings are enabled at the department level.

    To use the lunch punch features for a department, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Departments tab on the main menu.

    2. Select the department from the list.

    Even if the employees are punched out during lunch, you can choose to pay them for their lunch breaks by specifying the maximum amount of time that you wish to pay.

    3. If you wish to pay employees for a lunch break during which they are clocked out, click the Edit link in the Add Up To field in the Lunch Punches section, and enter the maximum amount of time that will be added on to the employees' timecards for their lunch break. Click Save when finished.

    4. If you wish to deduct lunch punches from timecards, click the Edit link in the Deduct Lunch Punches From The Timecard field and select Yes. Click Save when finished.

    You can choose to prevent employees from punching in until the end of a lunch break by enabling the lunch lockout feature.

    5. If you wish to enable the lunch lockout feature, click the Edit link in the Lunch Lockout field and select Enabled. Click Save when finished.