There are 3 ways to schedule meals and breaks, based on what works for your business.

  1. If you want to schedule just meals, you could schedule 2 split shifts. Example, if someone is scheduled 9-5 and you want them to have a break from 12:30-1:00, you can schedule a 9-12:30 and a 1:00 to 5:00 shift.
  2. In the NOTE field of a schedule, you can add a comment letting your employees know. As an example

On the schedule, the employee will see the comment

3. Turn on the option in MANAGE MY SCHEDULE AND TIME CARD SETTINGS

This in turn will allow you to enter the default meal/break times in timebands and templates. When you create a schedule like this, you will see the meal/breaks in the detailed schedule information:

 

** In both case 2 & 3, the employees will be emailed the details of meal/breaks as well as when they log into the system, they will be alerted they have a meal/break.