Tanda can be configured to manually or automatically apply breaks for staff. This information feeds through to the Roster and Timesheet costing and award calculation.

Set Automatic Breaks

If your staff don’t take set break times, but you need to ensure that a set amount is deducted from their roster and timesheet, per the award, you can set this under Settings > General Settings:

Under the Breaks tab, you can either configure the default time deducted from all staff, apply custom rules or multi-breaks. Check out the Break Settings article for instructions on how to set up different conditions. 

Automatic breaks will still be sent out to staff with their Roster, letting them know how long their break is that applies for their shifts.

On the roster, automatic shifts are denoted by hovering over the pause icon at the end of the finish time:

Roster a Break Time

If you need to roster in exact break times, you can do this by clicking on the pencil icon on the top right corner of a shift and click Add break:

This will take you to the Day view of the roster. This is where Break Times are entered, so you can also switch between Days to enter specific breaks for staff for the whole week. 

Under the Break column, enter the start and finish time of the break in the format below:

You can also click in the graph bar to the right where you would like to insert a break in the shift:

To get back to the Week view of the Roster, simply click on Week View on the sidebar. 

You will now see, when you hover over the pause icon that a break time has been set. Staff will receive the time of their break on their Roster. They will also need to clock-in and out on the Time Clock if you don't have automatic breaks set, for this time to be deducted from their Timesheet. 

If you would like further assistance please contact Tanda Support by clicking on the blue chat icon in the bottom right corner, on 1300 859 117 or support@tanda.co 

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