This feature helps highlight issues with breaks so they can be addressed with employees. This is important in states like California where there are strict laws to ensure that employees are allowed to take breaks of the right duration and within a reasonable time.
Here are some examples:
- Employee must be allowed an uniterrupted meal break of at least 30 minutes.
- Meal break must begin before the end of the 5th hour of work (i.e. must be started by the time the employee has worked 4 hours and 59 minutes).
- 2nd meal break must begin before the end of the 10th hour of work.
When an employee is required to take a 30-minute uninterrupted lunch break for any shifts that are 5 hours or more. Breaks that are too short (less than 30 minutes in this example) or start too late (after the 5th hour) will be highlighted in reports.
This break violation would be highlighted in any reports that include Time Entry detail rows (e.g. Time Entries Report, Employee Summary Report, etc.) as shown here.
In addition, this would trigger a break violation highlight in the Time Entries screen as shown below.