- How to add breaks to Push
- How to allow employees to clock out and in for breaks
- How to add a break type
- How to add a break option for my employees
- How to create a break option that adheres to California's rules
- Push Web App
- Click the Company Name in the top right hand corner
- In the drop down menu, click Company Setup
- On the left hand Navigation bar, click Breaks Setup
- Click Add New Break
- Under Actions, click the Pencil icon that corresponds with the new Break Type
- Under Name, input the name of the Break (i.e. Meal Periods, Rest Periods, Meal Break, etc.)
- Under Duration, input the total amount of minutes the break should be (i.e. 30, 15, 60, etc.)
- Under Paid, check/uncheck the box if the employee will be paid for their break
- Under Minimum Hours, input the minimum hour that the break should be taken
- Under Warning Threshold, input the the hour of when you want to receive your first warning that a break is approaching for an employee
- Under Danger Threshold, input the hour of when you want to be receive a final warning
- that a break is approaching a violation for an employee
- Under Maximum Hours, input the maximum hour that the break should be taken before a violation occurs
- Under Waivable Hours - Start, input the hour that the employee will have the option to waive their break
- Under Waivable Hours - End, input the hour that the employee will no longer have the option to waive their break
- Under No Early Breakout, check/uncheck the box if employees have the ability to come back from their break earlier than the break duration (An Administrator can override this with a Clock Code)
- Under Enforce Violation, check/uncheck the box if you want a violation to be created if the break was not fully taken. (i.e. If this is unchecked, early clock in with an override from the manager will not be a violation)
- Under Employee Selectable, check/uncheck the box if you want the employees to access this Break type
- Under Waiver, click the drop-down menu and select the relevant Waiver that was created under Forms and assigned under Break Waiver Setup
- Under Break Prompt, click the drop-down menu and select the relevant Prompt that was created under Break Prompt Setup
- Under Positions, click the drop-down menu and select the relevant Position(s)
- Once done, click Save
This is the fourth and final step to ensure employees are able to record their breaks that follow the guidelines set by California.
When an employee is going to record their break, they will have the option to select one of these Break Types. Note, that Breaks is only available on the Push Time app.
Employees in California are entitled to a 10-minute paid rest break and a 30-minute meal break on shifts over 5 hours. If they don't want to take this break they need to sign a waiver. If they don't sign the waiver and don't go on a break employees are entitled to a full hour of pay, also called a Break Violation. For more information about meal and rest break penalties, please consult your jurisdiction's labor guidelines.
Push agents do not set up defaults, we will help you to set to your preferences but since each client can vary in their break set up based on their company's culture. Remember that the system is only as good as the data put into it, we can offer "Best Practises" but not legal advice.
Please note, that only Super Administrators have access to make changes to Break Rules.
The California Break Compliance feature is currently available on the Premium Subscription.
If you do not have this feature and interested, please feel free to contact Push Support at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect you with the relevant team.