Clock in and out for Breaks

You can enable the ability for Employees to clock in and out for their breaks in order to ensure labor compliance. 

Enable Breaks

Here's how to enable this in your 7shifts account (Admins only):

Hover over the profile picture in the top right corner, then select Company Settings > Add-ons > 7shifts > Time Clocking - 7punches Settings

Check the box next to 'Allow breaks'

Custom/Enforced Breaks

This feature is available on the Works plan or higher.

Once the breaks feature is enabled, you can select your break type. Choose if your breaks will be paid or unpaid.
If you would like some breaks to be paid and others to be unpaid, select 'Multiple'.  

To select your Break type, click the drop-down menu and select your preferred type.

To add a break, click the green add button and fill in the Break type, Break name, Break length, Shift length and Enforced requirements to adhere to your labor laws. Then click save. 

Custom breaks will appear as options for employees based on the scheduled shift duration.
An 'Enforced Break' is only possible when the employee is punched in for a scheduled shift. If the employee is punched in without a scheduled shift, the 'Enforced Break' will not apply. 

Employee perspective:

At the beginning of their shifts, Employees clock in as they normally would with their unique punch ID. When it's time for their break, the Employee will punch in again and will be presented with this screen: 

Once the Employee returns from their break, they simply punch in again and will see how long they were on break for:

Admin/Manager perspective:

Admins, as well as Managers with the 'Can manage time punches' permission enabled, can see the breaks as they happen by clicking the 'Clock' icon at the top of the screen, then selecting the appropriate Pay Period.

Active breaks:


Completed break:


Worked Hours and Wages Report (approved punches only):

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