Do unpaid breaks impact tip pooling?

Yes, unpaid breaks subtract this break time from the worked hours for that Employee, meaning they are not paid tips for the 30-minute unpaid break.


Here are more details about break time and labor hours.

When an employee takes a break, is that time subtracted from their worked labor hours? How are breaks applied when they are taken over more than one Day Part?


Paid Breaks (not over 2 Day Parts):

  • No time is subtracted from labor hours worked.

Paid Breaks (over 2 Day Parts):

  • Punching in and out for breaks is not tracked the same way as punching in and out for a shift.
  • No time is subtracted from labor hours worked, and the first punch remains as the start of the shift.

Example: If a location has an AM day part from 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM and a PM day part from 12:01 PM - 3:00 PM, and an employee punches in at 8:00 AM, then takes a paid break from 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM, their shift start time will stay at 8:00 AM, and no break time will be subtracted.

Unpaid Breaks (not over 2 Day Parts):

  • Break time is subtracted from labor hours worked.

Unpaid Breaks (over 2 Day Parts):

  • The break time is subtracted exactly by the time of the break that falls in each day part.

Example: If a location has an AM day part from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and a PM day part from 12:01 PM - 3:00 PM, and an employee punches in at 8:00 AM, then takes an unpaid break from 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM, their shift start time will stay at 8:00 PM. 15 minutes of worked labor will be subtracted from the AM day part, and 9 minutes of worked labor will be subtracted from the PM day part.

Does Day Part rounding have an impact?

  • No. Rounding only considers the clock in/out time of punches, not breaks.

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