How to Manage Employee’s Rest Breaks and Meal Breaks

Rest breaks allow an employee to rest for a short period of time during work hours and are sometimes referred to as ‘crib breaks’, ‘rest pauses’ or ‘tea breaks’. These breaks can be difficult to monitor because in many cases these rest breaks are unscheduled and many employers leave it up their employees to mark off the time on their own time sheets. It’s great to trust your employees but this method isn’t very reliable. What if your employees forget? That’s how businesses lose money.

A much better way to monitor this is to invest in an electronic employee timeclock from BundyPlus. Installing one of our timeclock systems is a fantastic way to keep track of not only your employees start and finish times, but also their rest or meal breaks.

A meal break is referred to as ‘a longer period of uninterrupted rest that allows the employee to eat a meal’ and meal breaks are almost always scheduled. That’s great, but what happens if your employees come back from their meal break late? What if you are not there to see it and dock their pay accordingly?

This is why we call BundyPlus electronic employee timeclocks an ‘investment’. The accuracy, advanced technology and ease of use of our products make them a fantastic option for keeping track of your employees not only when they clock in and out but also when they take breaks.

Of course, which system you decide to go with will depend on a number of factors including the number of employees that need to be monitored, the type of industry you’re in, your budget and preference.

If you would like to find out more about any of our time attendance clocks or software, contact our friendly team today!