Set up a default break in your shifts

To save time, you can set up the automatic allocation of breaks when creating your shifts.

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With the automatic break feature you can :

  • Set up a default break time each time a shift is created

  • Set up a default break time after a certain number of hours worked within the shift

  • Define a default break time based on a set percentage

Convenient right 💡

Good to know :

  • The functionality is available to admins and directors only

  • You can set up your collective agreement here 👈, and feel free to click on “see this collective agreements rules” to find out the maximum hours worked without a break !


Setting up a default break time in minutes

Go to Settings > Locations & schedules > Scheduling :

  • Check "Set a default break" to activate the option

  • Select the calculation in minutes

  • Indicate the break time in minutes

  • Indicate the duration in hours from which the break must be triggered in Minimum shift duration for automatic breaks
    If you want a break to be added each time a shift is created, enter 0h.

Good to know :

  • If you do not want to assign a default break to the creation of your shifts, you can un-check the option "Set a default break".

  • If you edit an already created shift, and the shift exceeds the minimum duration, there is no automatic break added.

  • The automatic break only applies if an individual shift exceeds the set minimum duration. If your shifts follow each other, an alert will appear if no breaks have been scheduled.


Defining a break time depending on a percentage

Go to Settings > Locations & schedules > Scheduling :

  • Check "Set a default break" to activate the option

  • Select the calculation in percentage

  • Enter the desired break time as a percentage in Define a default break duration of


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