Automatic Lunch Break Deductions


Timeero offers an alternative to manual breaks so that users do not have to clock in and out for them. With the proper settings, breaks can be automatically inserted into timesheets. Anytime a user exceeds a set number of hours a day, this feature automatically deducts the preset lunch duration from the timesheet. These are unpaid breaks.


Currently, automatic breaks are applied company-wide. They cannot be inserted into timesheets for specific users, groups, or jobs.


If you add a timesheet today, for a past date worked, the break will not be automatically inserted into the timesheet. If you add a timesheet today, for time worked today, the auto break will be inserted into the timesheet. So, in short, automatic breaks are inserted into timesheets when the timesheet is created on the current date. If you add a timesheet for a date that has already passed, the auto break will not be automatically inserted.


To turn on automatic breaks, go to Company Settings > General and be sure to turn off Allow users to take breaks manually.

Scroll until you see “Insert lunch break automatically”. Here you can set a threshold of hours to trigger automatic lunch break deductions. Next, you can set how much time to deduct per lunch break.


Once the lunch break has been inserted you will see a coffee mug icon on the users' timesheet, to reflect that the lunch break was deducted.



The automatic lunch breaks are inserted at midnight each day. Once it has been inserted, you will see the lunch break icon on the user's timesheet view.