Track paid breaks with Tanda

Jess Golding

24 January 2019    |   

Breaks are an important part of the workday. They allow employees to take a rest, get food and drink, and gain energy for the rest of the shift so they can come back focussed and ready to work. Tracking breaks can be important for businesses too; for compliance, to ensure you’re paying your staff correctly, and to make sure staff are taking the right amount of breaks. Introducing paid breaks As we roll out a new Tanda Timeclock that helps users to clock multiple breaks, we are introducing the beginning of an exciting new feature: paid breaks. This means you’ll be able to track every break your staff takes through Tanda. Change a break in timesheets Managers can now assign a break in Tanda as either paid or unpaid in the employee’s timesheet. Tanda treats these breaks as normal working time; the employee will continue to be paid their relevant rate through the paid break time: Now you’ll have an accurate representation of exactly when your staff is taking breaks, as well as which are paid or unpaid. For employees, this means they’ll get paid accurately for the time they work. With the new Tanda Timeclock, tracking all breaks in one spot is quick and easy. Coming soon: automatic paid breaks Enabling paid breaks in timesheets is just the beginning. We are working hard to deliver you an automated solution to break in the coming months, meaning breaks will correctly appear in the timesheets as paid or unpaid. We always endeavour to build the best features possible for our clients. To do this, we find user feedback and testing invaluable. If you’re interested in being a beta tester for automated paid breaks you can sign up for early access via our Beta Program.

Breaks are an important part of the workday. They allow employees to take a rest, get food and drink, and gain energy for the rest of the shift so they can come back focussed and ready to work.

Tracking breaks can be important for businesses too; for compliance, to ensure you’re paying your staff correctly, and to make sure staff are taking the right amount of breaks.

Introducing paid breaks

As we roll out a new Tanda Timeclock that helps users to clock multiple breaks, we are introducing the beginning of an exciting new feature: paid breaks. This means you’ll be able to track every break your staff takes through Tanda.

Change a break in timesheets

Managers can now assign a break in Tanda as either paid or unpaid in the employee’s timesheet. Tanda treats these breaks as normal working time; the employee will continue to be paid their relevant rate through the paid break time:

Now you’ll have an accurate representation of exactly when your staff is taking breaks, as well as which are paid or unpaid. For employees, this means they’ll get paid accurately for the time they work. With the new Tanda Timeclock, tracking all breaks in one spot is quick and easy.

Coming soon: automatic paid breaks

Enabling paid breaks in timesheets is just the beginning. We are working hard to deliver you an automated solution to break in the coming months, meaning breaks will correctly appear in the timesheets as paid or unpaid.

We always endeavour to build the best features possible for our clients. To do this, we find user feedback and testing invaluable. If you’re interested in being a beta tester for automated paid breaks you can sign up for early access via our Beta Program.

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