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Updated Planday: Setting up, and working with breaks

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*This article is only for customers who have been upgraded to the new Planday platform. You can read more about that process in this blog post.*

You can set up breaks to be added to the Schedule automatically, or you can add them manually on a shift-by-shift basis. You can also combine automatic and manual breaks. 

We’ll walk you through the different ways you can add breaks to your employees’ shifts:

Automatic breaksSetting up automatic breaks based on time of daySetting up automatic breaks based on time after shift startAdding manual breaks to the Schedule

Automatic breaks

Set up automatic breaks to add breaks either at a specific time of day, or after a set amount of time has been worked.

For both Time of day and Time after start breaks, you can determine:

  • how long a shift must be before an employee receives a break 
  • the days it applies to
  • the Departments and Employee groups the break applies to

Setting up automatic breaks based on time of day

Navigation: Settings > Schedule > Breaks

To add a break at a specific time of day, click Add break, and select the Time of day break type. Set the time when the break should start and end. 

Setting up automatic breaks based on time after shift start

Navigation: Settings > Schedule > Breaks

If you want to give employees a break after they've worked a certain amount of time, click Add break, then choose the Time after start break. Specify the break length, then choose how far into the shift the break should begin. 

Adding manual breaks to the Schedule

Navigation: Schedule > Schedule

Unpaid, manual breaks can be added on a shift-by-shift basis. You can combine manual and automatic breaks, giving you full control over worked hours.

To add a manual break to a shift:

  • Click the shift you want to add a break to
  • Click the edit button under Breaks
  • Add the break, click Close, and Save the shift

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