Tracking Meal Penalties

In TimeForge, you have a couple options in regards to tracking meal penalties. You can add these penalties to an employees regular hours. This is useful for those employers who do not care to differentiate regular hours and a lunch break.

Alternatively, you can track meal penalties separately from regular hours. Both options are easy to configure. Here’s how.

Go to the “Attendance Options” page.

Go to the "Attendance Options" page.
  • Log in
  • Hover over the “Attendance” tab
  • Click “Attendance Options”

Scroll down.

Scroll down.

Locate the “meal penalties” setting.

Locate the "meal penalties" setting.

This option is located near the bottom of the page. By selecting “Yes”, you are telling TimeForge to add meal penalties as regular hours.

If you select no, you tell TimeForge to keep these hours separate from regular hours.

Run an attendance report.

Run an attendance report.
  • Hover over the “Attendance” tab
  • Click “Reports”

Click the “Attendance report”.

Click the "Attendance report".

Choose the “Attendance Report”.

Configure the Attendance Report.

Configure the Attendance Report.

Configure the options for how you’d like the report to be displayed.

Click “Run Report” once you’ve finished.

Count as Regular Hours.

Count as Regular Hours.

The report will add the number of hours you entered into the employees meal penalty to their regular hours.

For example Craig Anderson worked an 8 hour shift, but we added 1 hour as a meal penalty. So, that extra hour gets added to his regular hours, which is why we see 9 hours worked on the report.

Do Not Count as Regular Hours.

Do Not Count as Regular Hours.

The report will not add the number of hours you entered into the employees meal penalty to their regular hours.

For example Craig Anderson worked an 8 hour shift, but we added 1 hour as a meal penalty. However in this example, we didn’t want that meal to count towards his regular hours. So, the meal penalty doesn’t get added, which is why we see 8 hours.

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