Dashboard > Settings > Modules > Time > Time configuration > Lunch deduction settings


Set up an automatic lunch deduction that works with your company's workflow. This will save your workers' time when checking out. It will create a separate time entry as if a user were to split their time. This works by associating a dedicated cost code that can be rejected from reports and time calculations.


The Start Time Of Deduction and Required Duration requirements both need to be met in order for the deduction to be calculated.

For example:

Start time of Deduction = 12:00

Required Duration = 4 hrs

Deduction Duration = 30 mins

This means the worker will need to have at least 4 hours of time logged for that day.
That time also needs to span past the start time of the deduction, 12:00 pm to separate lunchtime.

In that example, an employee checking in and out from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm will create three entries automatically, if the lunch deduction settings have been enabled:

  1. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM from check-in to the start time of the deduction

  2. 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM for the lunch break

  3. 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM for the remaining shift


Start Time of Deduction - This is the time at which the lunch deduction will start breaking down the time entry. You will need to have time logged over this time (start time plus deduction duration). It's the start time of the lunch entry created.

Required Duration - Set the amount of time that you need to have worked that day in order for the deduction to apply.

Deduction Duration - Choose how much time you want to deduct for lunch. This is the duration of the lunch entry created. It defines the "End Time" when added to the start time.

Cost Code - Pick a dedicated cost code associated with this entry. This cost-code can then be used when calculating overtime or to reject it from reports.

Custom Comment - Add a custom comment to easily identify and report on those entries. Custom comments will be displayed in the Time Center table.

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