Tip Tuesday – Breaks

Tip Tuesday – Breaks

Welcome back to Tip Tuesday! This week we will be talking about the tips and tricks to adding breaks to a shift. You can have any number of breaks that you want per shift and each break can last for as long as you want to schedule. Breaks are relatively easy to set up, so let’s jump right in!


First of all, you need to go into your general options and turn on breaks:

Here you can:

  1. Turn on/off the ability to schedule breaks
  2. Count breaks towards an employees total hours, or not count their breaks
  3. Set a maximum number of breaks per shift

Note: If you do not set a maximum, then you will not be able to add breaks to a shift.

Schedule Breaks

Now all you have to do is start scheduling the breaks you want. To do this, go into the current schedule and add a new shift or edit an existing shift.

Note: You can also schedule breaks in the recurring schedule and in templates.

In the image below you can see an example of what adding breaks will look like:

As you can see, the number of shifts that are shown at the bottom of the editing window is the same number that I set as the maximum number of breaks per shift. All you have to do is set a start time for the break and an end time. It will then add the break to the shift in question.

Remove Breaks

You can also remove breaks from a shift if you need to. To do this, click on the shift you want to edit and next to the break you want to remove select “Remove break”, then hit “Submit”.

That’s all for this week’s Tip Tuesday post! If you have any questions regarding this topic feel free to email us at support@workschedule.net or call us at 866-846-3123. Make sure to check back next week for more tips and tricks for using WorkSchedule.Net!