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Mobile Breaks

How to set up mobile breaks so that your employees punch in and out of from devices.

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Written by Miranda Pierce
Updated over a week ago

Mobile breaks can be set up so that employees punch in and out of their break on their devices, depending on parameters set up in Grandd Central. This makes it easier for managers and supervisors to customize breaks that work best for them, as well as to see when their employees are punching in or out of their breaks.

To set up Mobile Breaks follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the hierarchy you want to set up the Mobile Breaks.

  2. On the left-hand menu, scroll down to Hierarchy > Settings.

  3. Click on the Mobile Breaks dropdown and then the blue + button to add a new break.

  4. Fill out popup with applicable information

    1. Name: Name of the break.

    2. Time Window: This option gives you the ability to set the time for when you want your employees to punch in. For example, you may only want them to be able to clock into a break between the hours of 11 am to 1 pm.

    3. Time Duration: Choose this option if you want to set a specific amount of time that must pass after the employee punches before they are allowed to punch into their break. For example, if you don't want your employee to punch into a break until they have been working for at least 2 hours.

    4. Min Break Duration: The minimum amount of time an employee can be on a break.

    5. Max Break Duration: The maximum amount of time an employee can be on a break.

    6. Recommended Break Duration: The recommended amount of time employees can be on break.

    7. Pay Type: Select the pay type associated with that break (paid, unpaid, etc.). When an employee punches with the break, the specified pay type will be attached to the break punch set.

    8. Require Punch Biometrics: Toggle ON if you want to require your employees to use facial recognition to punch in and out of the mobile breaks.

  5. After the popup is completed, click "Save".

  6. Once the mobile breaks are set up, the employees can then start punching into breaks based on your parameters.

Punching into a Mobile Break

When an employee meets the requirements to use a mobile break, a banner will drop down indicating they can start a break. If they dismiss the banner, they can select the yellow icon with a coffee cup on it to view the banner again.

Attempting to End a Break Too Early

When an employee is punched into a break and attempts to punch out of the break before the minimum break duration has been met, they will be presented with a message to wait.

Punching Out of a Mobile Break

When the minimum break duration has been met, the employee can simply tap the red "End Break" button. This action will punch them out of their break and back into working.

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