About breaks

Create and add new breaks to your employees work schedules and shifts

❗This article explains the new breaks configuration currently in the release phase. If you don't see it in your Factorial account but are interested in having it, please contact your account manager.


🌟 Ensure that your employees take the required breaks by law while also making sure they don't take excessively long breaks. Compliance with labor laws and maintaining productivity are top priorities



How to set up breaks configuration

  1. In your sidebar menu, click on Settings
  2. Scroll down until Time, and select Breaks

From here you will be able to set up breaks and their conditions

  1. Click on + New break
  2. A pop-up modal will appear:
    1. Write down the name of the break you are creating
    2. Choose the type: Paid break, or Unpaid break
  3. Click on Save

Once created, the break will appear in the dashboard

Adding breaks to saved shifts

✅ Add multiple breaks to shifts. Indicating if they are paid or not



  1. In your sidebar menu, go to Shifts
  2. Click on the three dots located in the upper right corner
  3. Select Shift settings
  4. A new window will appear with all the saved shifts

If you want to add a break to an existing shift:

  1. Click on the three dots on the right
  2. Select Edit saved shift
  3. In the Shift section, click on the (+) button
  4. Choose Add break
  5. Select the break you previously created for that shift
  6. Add break
  7. Choose between:
    1. Flexible
    2. Semiflexible: breaks with a duration
    3. Fixed: breaks with a specific start and end time


💡 In the case that you have not created a break yet:

Click on + New break, and you will be redirected to the Breaks page where you will need to follow the steps described above



Breaks and Time tracking

Enable breaks in Time Tracking

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down until Time
  3. Select Time Tracking
  4. Choose the policy you want to add breaks
  5. Click on the Breaks section
  6. Enable breaks

All of the breaks you have created will appear here, enable the ones you want

Adding breaks to an employee’s timesheet

  1. From your side-bar menu, go to Time Tracking
  2. Select an employee
  3. Choose a date, and click on + Add
  4. Fill in the Shift information, and add a Break
  5. Click in Apply

Track your employee’s effective worked time

 ❗️Only paid breaks will appear in the worked hours overview


 💡 By using Breaks in Time Tracking, you'll be able to track your employees' productive work hours and monitor the breaks that have taken



How to register a break from your desktop

From the Clock in widget

  1. From your Dashboard
  2. Go to the Clock-in section
  3. Click on Break
  4. Choose between the types of breaks you previously created. For example: Coffee break
  5. Once your break is over, click on Go back to work

💡 Keep in mind that to register for a break you must be clocked in



From the timesheet

  1. From your sidebar menu
  2. Go to Clock in
  3. Choose the day in which you want to add the break
  4. Click in + Add
  5. Select Break
  6. Fill in the time and the Type of break
  7. Click in Apply

How to register a break from your mobile app

  1. From the Clock-in section
  2. Click on Break
  3. Choose between the types of breaks you previously created. For example: Coffee break
  4. Once your break is over Slide to Get Back to work

 ❗The employee will get an alert if the break doesn’t comply with the defined policy.


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