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Working Shifts with Unpaid Breaks

Better understand how unpaid breaks work.

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Written by Qwick Support
Updated over a week ago

Some shifts now include unpaid breaks. You can identify whether or not to expect a break on your shift by reviewing the shift details.

When you work a shift with an unpaid break, you should rely on direct communication with the onsite manager to know when to take that break. When you're clocking out, you'll notice the break time automatically deducted from the time you worked (so don't worry about manually subtracting it from your time).


I worked a shift with an unpaid break, but I never took it. How can I get paid for the time that I worked?

The best first step is to communicate with the onsite manager about this. In all cases where shifts have breaks, it's their responsibility to accommodate them. If they explicitly asked you not to take it (or told you that you couldn't take it for some reason), text Qwick Support at 79425. We'll help you out and adjust your pay, as necessary. Note that choosing to not take a break despite the onsite manager asking you to will likely not result in adjusted pay.

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