Enable Paid Breaks
Toast allows you to track and prove that you are giving paid breaks to employees. This is especially useful in some states, such as California, which require audits of paid and unpaid break times.
To enable this feature, navigate to UI Options under Other Setup.
Scroll down to the Time Clock Section. The Track Paid Breaks feature will be disabled by default.
Select the checkbox to enable paid breaks.
How paid breaks work in the Toast POS:
On the device, you will only see one change with this feature. When your employee is clocked in and they click on the Time Clock button, they will see a button which says Start Break.
When you click the start break button you will see three options come up; Cancel, Unpaid and Paid.
Selecting Paid (or unpaid) will start a timer on the End Break button itself. In this example we will see the screen start at 0m and go to 8m
After you select the End Break button you will see a line underneath job title that will show what kind of break was taken and for how long. On the tablet, all paid breaks will appear as one line item (but on the website the paid breaks will appear as multiple line items). Unpaid breaks are tracked as a separate row under the Paid Breaks.
On the Labor Summary report you will now see paid break rows underneath the Shift rows. Paid will be labeled separate from Unpaid.
The Time entries report will also show you two new columns. If it does not, simply click on the Show/Hide Column button to expose the new columns. You should notice that Paid breaks do not subtract from billable hours, but Unpaid breaks will.