The automatic break setting saves time by factoring in break lengths on rosters & timesheets.
How it works: When a shift exceeds a certain length, a break is automatically deducted. This ensures breaks are considered in roster costs when the specific time of the break is unknown.
What employees see: Employees will see a total break time on their roster, but not what time the break is to be taken
When setting up automatic breaks, you can control:
To apply to rosters, timesheets or both
Which breaks are paid or unpaid
When breaks apply and the duration
Which employees each break setting should apply to
My employees clock no breaks
Both paid and unpaid breaks will apply automatically to your employees timesheets. Simply set up automatic breaks in General Settings and Tanda will do the rest.
My employees clock only unpaid breaks
Still set up both paid and unpaid automatic breaks. When your employees clock their unpaid breaks, any automatic unpaid breaks will simply be removed from the timesheet. If an employee forgets to clock their unpaid break, the automatic unpaid break will still apply.
My employees clock both paid and unpaid breaks
To stay compliant, set up both paid and unpaid automatic breaks. Unpaid automatic breaks will stop applying when employees clock breaks, and the paid breaks will always apply. This ensures you have a record, even when your staff forget to clock their paid breaks.
Find your Aus Award configuration (if required, below)
Australian Award Configuration
We have outlined the break requirements for each Award for you to use in your setup.
This setup is for the minimum requirements under each award. E.g. If the break period if “at least 30 minutes but no more than 60 minutes” then the automatic break will be 30 minutes. You can increase the amount as needed.
Overtime breaks not included
This setup does not include breaks owing due to overtime as this is too variable. These breaks will need to be clocked or added manually to timesheets. Check your award for these conditions.
Full time and Part time
Maintenance and Horticultural Employees
Part Time, Casual, Full Time