An automatic break is one that is inserted into employees' timesheets, without their control, on days and times specified in the break rule. When deciding whether or not to set automatic breaks, we recommend that you consult a labor/employment attorney in your country. If your company is in the US, you also might want to check the US Dept of Labor's website and your state's labor laws.
A manual break is one that is started and stopped by individual employees at any time, except if "Employee can't end break early" is selected.
Only account administrators can create and manage break rules.
GPS tracking is automatically turned off during breaks.
When employees click End Break, if they were clocked into a job or customer before the break, they will be automatically clocked back into that job or customer.
If a break is set up as both automatic and manual, at the end of the shift, TSheets will only insert an automatic break if the employee did not take a manual break.
When an employee takes a break in TSheets, an additional timesheet is created. To view that timesheet, go to Time Entries > Timesheets.
Paid breaks are included in overtime calculations.
Automatic breaks are applied to timesheets in the order they are entered into the system and may overlap.