In the following example we created a special pay rate to track lunch hours without creating a cost for lunch. Use this guide for a setup to track unpaid lunch hours taken. Note that employees will be required to clock out of any job they are working on at the start of Lunch, clock in for Lunch and the clock out and the end of Lunch (and back into any job they are working on)
If this job only applies to some employees, under Employee Assignment you can click on the drop down to change it to: Assign employees from list, then under Employee list select from the list the employees you want this job to apply to.
Important: click the "Exempt From Overtime" checkbox so that lunch hours do not accrue towards Overtime
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save
Step 2) To set up lunch as a non paying job. Go to the tabs Settings>Payroll Items>Add Payroll item>name it Lunch and set it to Hourly>click Save
Step 3) Set a Payroll Item Rule such that the job Lunch is associated with Payroll Item Lunch. Go to Settings>Payroll Items>Rules. For Time Type set to: Regular, Employee: Any, Group: Any, Job set to Lunch job, Service Item: Any, Payroll Item set to Lunch. Then click Create.
Step 4) Go to the Employees Tab>click the blue Edit button to the right of the employee name>click on the tab Payroll Info. Add in employee rates for each applicable payroll item under the value column. For lunch, enter 0 and then click Save. To make a special pay rate for a job you would enter the rate instead of zero.