Posts Tagged ‘shift’

How Do I Override a Shifts Meal/Lunch Break Length?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Go to SCHEDULING and select the department the employee works in (if the schedule is published, you will need to unpublish it).

If you are adding a new schedule, click the + green icon and at the bottom of the page, you will see:

If you are editing a schedule, click the edit button and one of the options you will see:

Should I use shift or department based rules?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Here is an explanation of both types of rules:

Department Rules – If the grace periods and length of breaks/meals are dictated by the department.

Shift Rules – If the grace periods and length of breaks/meals are dictated by the shift length.

One question that may help you decide which is best to use for your company:

Is there ever a time that the meal break length changes based on how long they work?

ex. 5 hours they get a 30 minute break and 8 hours, they get a 60 minute break?

If you answer YES to the above question, you should select SHIFT RULES.

If you answer NO to the above question, meal length is always the same, you should select DEPARTMENT RULES.