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How to Remove Break and Lunch Buttons

Removing the Break or Lunch Button
The break and lunch buttons in Virtual TimeClock Pro and Network edition can be easily removed or configured according to your business needs. Removing the Lunch or Break buttons simplifies the time clock for your employees if you do not want to track this time. Perhaps you have a group of salaried workers, a group using auto deductions, or your workers don't clock out for lunch. In all these cases removing these buttons will help alleviate worker confusion and ensure timecard consistency.
 
Here’s how to remove either the Break or Lunch buttons in Virtual TimeClock Pro or Network edition:
 
  • Select Turn Administration On... from the File menu
  • Select Display Groups… from the Configuration menu
  • If you have multiple display groups, be sure to select the correct one before making changes. 
  • Click the Settings tab
  • Uncheck the desired options in the Breaks & Lunches section. (Shown below)
  • When finished, click the Apply button and close the Display Groups configuration window.
  • The changes will now take effect in both User and Administration modes.
 

Configuring the Break and Lunch Buttons
The Break and Lunch Buttons can also be easily configured to track time according to your business rules. The time can be paid, unpaid, or paid until a maximum threshold is reached. The third option is perfect for breaks where any time after a set number of minutes should be unpaid.
 
Based on your preferences, you may also want to modify the label displayed for break and lunch entries on your employee timecards.
 
To configure your Break or Lunch buttons in Virtual TimeClock Pro or Network edition:
 
  • Select Turn Administration On... from the File menu
  • Select Breaks & Lunches… from the Configuration menu
  • Make any desired changes. Close the configuration window to automatically save the changes and apply these rules to all of your groups.


 
Tips:
  • If you are interested in learning how to setup automatic time deductions, you can learn about that here.