Can I set a break as paid and control if the paid break applies overtime?

On the Ameego Time & Attendance page, you can set any break as 'Paid'. You can also control if the paid break will count towards overtime if applicable. These settings will also be reflected in the payroll export if applicable.

See the sections below for more information.

Time & Attendance page - Flagging an existing break as 'Paid'

Any break taken on the Ameego Time Clock is assumed as unpaid. Follow the steps below to edit these breaks as paid in Time & Attendance.

  • Navigate to Intel, then Time & Attendance.
  • Using the calendar, choose the date of the shift you would like to edit.
  • Click the edit pencil to the right of the shift.
  • Click 'Edit' beside the break.
  • Click the 'Paid' box.
  • Click 'Save Changes' (this saves the break).
  • Click 'Save Changes' again (this saves the shift). T___A_-_editing_a_break_2.gif

Time & Attendance page - Adding a break (manually) and flagging as 'Paid'

If no break was taken on the Ameego Time Clock, you can add the break in Time & Attendance and flag it 'Paid'. Follow the steps below to manually add a break and flag it as 'Paid'. 

  • Navigate to Intel, then Time & Attendance.
  • Using the calendar, choose the date of the shift you would like to edit.
  • Click the edit pencil to the right of the shift.
  • Click the 'Add Break' button.
  • Select the start and end time for the break.
  • Click the 'Paid' box if applicable.
  • Click 'Save Changes' (this saves the break).
  • Click 'Save Changes' again (this saves the shift).

Employee profile settings

We have 2 settings within your employee profiles that coincide with the paid breaks feature. You can control whether paid breaks apply towards overtime for an employee, as well as control if the break rules apply to an employee in terms of projected labour. 

Paid Breaks apply to overtime

The default setting is that a paid break WILL contribute to overtime if applicable. If you would like an employee's paid breaks to NOT contribute to overtime, follow the steps below. The setting here will be reflected on the Time & Attendance page.

  • Navigate to People, then Employee Manager.
  • Expand an employee's profile.
  • Click 'Edit Profile'.
  • Find the 'Paid Breaks apply to Overtime' setting in the lower section.
  • Uncheck the box provided. 
  • Click the 'Save Changes' button. Emp_Profile_settings.gif

As a result of the above setting for this employee, the break we added and flagged as 'Paid' in Time & Attendance does NOT put the shift into overtime. See the below. Emp_Profile_settings_Paid_Break_OT.gif

Enable/Disable Break Rules

As a reminder, 'Break Rules' are part of your global settings and can be found by navigating to 'Dashboard', then 'Settings'. If set, Break Rules are applied to ALL projected shifts on the schedule pages in Ameego if they meet the rule requirement (shift length). 

We have added a setting in the employee profiles that will allow you to disable the break rule(s) for an individual employee. Follow the steps below to disable break rules for an individual employee.

  • Navigate to People, then Employee Manager.
  • Expand an employee's profile.
  • Click 'Edit Profile'.
  • Find the 'Enable Break Rules' setting in the lower section.
  • Uncheck the box provided. 
  • Click the 'Save Changes' button.

If you would like a refresher on all of the global settings, including 'Break Rules' click HERE to review this article. 

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