If you have activated 'Enforced' breaks, this feature will be automatically enabled.
With 7punches, Admins can now set up 'Enforced' breaks to enable Break Alerts and ensure labor compliance.
When an employee reaches 75% of the minimum shift length (time required to receive the break), and has not clocked out for their 'Enforced' break, Admins/Managers who are on a scheduled shift will receive a push alert to notify them that the 'Enforced' break has not been taken:
Admins who have 'Appear as an employee' unchecked in the 'My Account' settings will automatically receive all break alerts, but can disable those alerts in their Notification settings.
Enabling Break Alerts (Admins only)
To enable Break Alerts, you will first need to set up 'Enforced' breaks:
1. Hover over the profile picture in the top right corner, then select Company Settings > Add-ons > Time Clocking Settings.
2. Check the box labeled 'Allow breaks.'
3. From the 'Break type' dropdown select 'Custom / Enforceable.'
Selecting 'Custom / Enforceable' will also allow you to set some breaks as paid and others as unpaid.
4. Add a break by clicking '+ Add Break.'
Fill in the Break type, Break name, Break length, and Shift length. Ensure you choose 'Enforced' before clicking 'Save.'
That's it! Break Alerts are now active.
You can enable or disable the notifications for Break Alerts by:
1. Hovering over the profile icon in the top right then selecting My Account > Notifications.
2. Head to the bottom and check or uncheck the box next to 'Break Alerts' to enable or disable the push alerts.
3. Remember to click 'Save.'