Scheduling Employee Breaks

In TimeForge, the employee breaks module is a powerful and flexible part of the scheduling and attendance tracking in regards to scheduling employee breaks and meal periods. TimeForge breaks are controlled using the “Break Rules,” and after you create an employee schedule, these “Break Rules” become scheduled employee breaks that can be controlled and monitored using TimeForge Attendance, or with a worksheet and signatures by staff members.

If you are using TimeForge Scheduling, you can add new schedules and breaks for staff members. Setting up employee breaks on your schedule is easy, and here’s how it’s done.

Navigate to the “Schedules” page.

  • Log in
  • Hover over the “Schedules” tab
  • Click “Schedules”

Edit your schedule.

Pick a schedule that you would like to edit.  

Note: You can also add a new schedule to begin adding shifts and breaks for your staff.

Choose an employee and a shift.

Pick an employee and a shift to add a break. If there is not a shift available already, you may add a new shift.

Navigate to the “Breaks” tab.

At the top of the add-edit shift screen, there is a “Shift” tab and a “Breaks” tab. Choose the Breaks tab to display scheduled breaks, or schedule new breaks.

Note: If you do not see the Breaks tab, there are no configured Break Rules. TimeForge requires that Break Rules be configured before individual breaks can be laid out for shifts. Setting up Break Rules will allow the TimeForge software to automatically schedule and stagger breaks for staff members.

Add Breaks for the employee’s shift.

To schedule breaks for the shift, click on “Add More Breaks.

Set break parameters.

Configure the time, the duration, and the type of break that you want for this shift.

When you are finished adding breaks for this shift, click on the “Shift” tab and click on “Save” to save the shift.

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