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Break Rules

Break Rules are designed to automate the deduction of breaks from the payroll process.


Menu > Settings > Payroll Rules > Break Rules

Why create Break rules?

Break rules are used to automate the calculation required when deducting breaks from an employees shift.

Employees at ABC Engineering are entitled to
A 30 min break after 3 hours on shifts longer than 5 hours
An additional 30 min break after 6 hours on shifts longer than 8 hours


  • The breaks stack on top of one another
  • You can make employees select their own break (not recommended)
  • Difference groups can be on different awards
  • For a 38 hour work week create 24 min breaks Why? 38/5=7.6 hrs per day, Shift from 9am to 5pm = 8 hrs, 8-7.6=0.4 hrs break 60*0.4=24 min

Creating an Automatic Break Rule

Rules can be created to suit many circumstances.

Below is an example of how you would fill this form for the above example.

Use the i for more information on a field.

These rules are automated at the time of payroll.

Please note, any changes to shift / Rate rules must be confirmed by the delegated Payroll Officer.

Creating a Clocked Break Rule

When you want employee's clocking on and off for their breaks, you will need to add specific break rules and make sure the correct setting is enabled in the Global Settings. 

Firstly you will need to add a selectable break rule for each length of break you want your employee's taking.
We suggest making the interval the same value as any rounding you currently have in the system. 

When clocking off employee's break length will round to the closest break duration available and apply it to the employee's shift.  

For example below we have Selectable breaks for every 5 minutes.