Break Schedules


You define the break rules in the work schedule for any particular working day and assign them to a personnel subarea grouping for work schedules . This grouping enables you to assign a break schedule to as many of the grouping’s daily work schedules as you want, achieving maximum flexibility in combining all elements of the daily work schedule.

The following three types of break schedules are available:

  • Fixed Breaks

Breaks are defined for a certain time period and can only be used by employees during this period of time.

Example Example

Breakfast break — 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Lunch break — 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Coffee break — 15:30 to 15:45

End of the example.
  • Variable Breaks

Breaks are taken during a specific time interval. Employees themselves determine the start and end of the break taken within this time interval.

Example Example

Employees are entitled to a 45-minute break any time between 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

End of the example.
  • Dynamic Breaks

Breaks taken after working a certain number of hours.

Example Example

Employees are entitled to the following breaks:

Half-hour break after working 3 hours

One-hour break after working 5 hours

End of the example.


You can define different rules for payment for each break individually, for example, whether or not employees are paid for breaks, and the rate of payment.

There are three possible variations of paid or unpaid breaks:

  1. Paid break

  2. Unpaid break

  3. Only part of the break is paid

Example Example

For example, only ten minutes of a half-hour break are paid.

End of the example.