The way punches are paired and will display on the time card have been updated. Now, punch pairs will display chronologically, with the employee being punched out from their previous in punch when they start a rest or meal break. These are the general rules:

  • If you start a rest break, you will be punched OUT of your previous IN punch.
    • Example: Employee punches IN at 8:30 am; starts rest break at 10:00 am. The employee will be punched OUT at 10:00 am, and simultaneously punched IN to rest break at 10:00 am in a new punch row.
  • If you end a rest break, you will be punched IN in a new punch row.
    • Example: Employee ends rest break at 10:30 am. The employee will be punched OUT of their rest break at 10:30 am, and simultaneously punched IN in a new punch row.
  • If you start a meal break, you will be punched out of your previous IN punch.
    • Example: Employee starts meal break at 12:00 pm. They are punched OUT at 12:00 pm, and simultaneously punched IN to meal break at 12:00 pm in a new punch row.
  • If you end a meal break, you will be punched IN in a new punch row.
    • Example: Employee ends meal break at 12:30 pm. They are punched OUT of their meal break at 12:30 pm, and simultaneously punched IN in a new punch row.


Here's an example to help visualize the above rules:


Imagine an employee performs the following punches throughout the day:

  • 8:30 am – Punch In
  • 10:00 am – Start Rest Break
  • 10:30 am – End Rest Break
  • 12:00 pm – Start Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – End Lunch
  • 4:30 am – Punch Out

This is what the employee's time card will now look like (assuming rest and meals are unpaid):



In the above example, the employee punched in at 8:30 am and started rest break at 10:00 am. When the employee started rest break, they were punched OUT from their 8:30 am IN punch, and a new "Rest" punch row was created.


When the employee ended their rest break at 10:30 am, they were punched OUT of their rest, and simultaneously punched IN in a new "In/Out" punch row.


When the employee started their meal break at 12:00 pm, they were punched OUT of their IN punch (which occurred from the employee ended their rest break in the step above), and they were simultaneously punched IN to a new "Meal" punch row.


When the employee ended their meal break, they were punched OUT of their meal, and simultaneously punched IN to a new "In/Out" punch row.


When the employee punched OUT, no new rows were created.


This new display allows users to chronologically track their employee’s punches in the time card. Rather than showing a row with their in time and out time, the time card is displaying the employee’s actions in the order in which they occurred.