NOTE: TimeIPS will deduct a lunch break starting at the time specified in the "attempt to take a lunch at" for the duration entered if 1) the employee's total hours worked that day meets or exceeds the hours indicated in the "When an employee clocks out after working at least ___ hours" and 2) the employee is clocked in for the full duration of the specified lunch break.
NOTE: The employee's 24 hour work day is based on the start time of the employee's work week as defined in Payroll Settings
EXAMPLE: The following Automatic Scheduled Lunch Deduction is entered for hourly employees:
When an employee clocks out after working at least 7 hours, attempt to take a lunch at 12:00 PM with a duration of 30 minutes.
- John clocks in at 8:00 am and clocks out at 4:30 pm. John's work day is from 12:00 am - 11:59 pm. He was on the clock for more than 7 hours in that work day and he was clocked in at 12:00 PM through 12:30 PM so the automatic lunch deduction applies.
- Mary clocks in at 8:00 AM and clocks out at 12:15 PM. She clocks back in at 12:45 PM and clocks out at 4:30 PM. She would not receive the automatic lunch deduction, even though she worked more than 7 hours in her work day, because she was not clocked-in for the full duration of the time the automatic lunch would have applied.
- Craig clocks in at 6:00 PM and clocks out at 2:00 AM the following morning. His work day is from 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM. He would not receive the automatic lunch deduction because 1) he was not clocked in the full duration of the time the automatic lunch would have applied and 2) he worked only 2 hours on the workday he clocked out (since his day ends at 11:59 PM and he clocked out at 2:00 AM). If this is a normal shift for the employee, his work week settings should be adjusted to reflect this schedule (for example, starting the work week at 4:00 PM) and 2) he should have a custom lunch deduction that attempts to take lunch during his actual shift (for example, at 11:00 PM).