Waive and Unwaive Meals in Employee Timesheet

Employee Guide

Version
R2024.1.0
Waive and Unwaive Meals in Employee Timesheet

You can waive and unwaive meals on your timesheet using the Waive Meals and Unwaive Meals buttons.

When Dayforce is configured for meal waivers, Employee Timesheet always shows the waive and unwaive meals buttons, even if the shift doesn’t meet the required length, or if meal break penalties aren’t enabled in your time entry policy. When you try to waive a meal that isn’t eligible, Dayforce shows a message indicating that the meal waiver is invalid.

To waive or unwaive a meal on your timesheet:

  1. Go to Employee Timesheet and select the time and attendance records that you want to authorize.
  2. Click Waive Meals. Dayforce waives the meal and marks the shift with the waived meal icon ():
  3. Shift cell containing the waived meal icon in the top right corner.
  4. To unwaive a meal, click Unwaive Meal.
  5. Click Save.

Waive Individual Meals

Depending on how your time entry policy is configured, you might be able to waive individual meals. With this functionality enabled, clicking the Waive Meals and Unwaive Meals buttons opens a drop-down list where you can select the meal you want to waive:

Waive Meals drop-down menu containing the Waive First Meal and Waive Second Meal options.

Select a waive option. Dayforce waives the meal and adds the waived meal icon to the shift. In the following scenario, the second meal waived icon () is shown because Waive Second Meal was selected:

Shift cell containing the second meal waived icon in the top right corner.

To unwaive the meal, click Unwaive Meals and select Unwaive Second Meal in the drop-down list.

A shift can have any of the following meal waiver statuses:

Waived meal icons
Icon Description
Employee waived meal icon with the number 1 to indicate they waived their first meal. First meal waived by employee.
Manager waived meal icon with the number 1 to indicate they waived the employee's first meal. First meal waived by manager.
Icon indicating that both the employee and manager waived the first meal. First meal waived by both employee and manager.
Employee waived meal icon with the number 2 to indicate they waived their second meal. Second meal waived by employee.
Manager waived meal icon with the number 2 to indicate they waived the employee's second meal. Second meal waived by manager.
Icon indicating that both the employee and manager waived the second meal. Second meal waived by both employee and manager.