Contract Restrictions

Last updated by Skye Galloway on July 25, 2022 11:38

Contract restrictions are a new way to provide restrictions to working practices on each contract. You can manage these under Pay > Contracts > Restriction Rules.

You can add as many restrictions as you wish and each can be assigned to any number of contracts.

In addition, you can allow staff to be opted-out of the restriction by completing a document. For example, in the screenshot below, the ‘Working Time Directive’ restriction will be applied automatically unless the staff member signs the WTD Opt-out document.

You can also configure the restrictions to be ignored during the exemption dates setup on the contract.

There are several types of restrictions:

  • Limit of hours (averaged over period)This is a limit of a maximum number of hours over a set time range. The range can be between one day and a year. The system will add up all of the hours and will not allow a staff member to be scheduled in excess of these hours. The averaged option looks at a period each side of a shift and averages the hours. It’s great for a general limit.
  • Limit of hours (strictly never any period over hours)This is a limit of a maximum number of hours over a set time range. The range can be between one day and a year. The system will add up all of the hours and will not allow a staff member to be scheduled in excess of these hours.This is a stricter version which will look at the period of time immediately around the shift and ensure that the period where the shift falls in the middle of will not be over hours.
  • Limit of hours (Monday - Sunday)This is a limit of a maximum number of hours over a set time range. The range can be between one day and a year. The system will add up all of the hours and will not allow a staff member to be scheduled in excess of these hours.This is a simpler version of the limit that looks at the week the shift falls within and applies the limit to the shifts within that week.
  • Maximum number of weekends workedThis is a limit of how many weekends are worked during the set time range. A working weekend includes any weekend where there is a shift on one or both of the days.
  • Required break durationThis restriction allows you to enforce a single break period of a number of hours during the set time range. For example, you can enforce an 11 hour rest within every 24 hours. You can also enforce 48 hours rest every 10 days.
  • Limit of Similar ShiftsThis restriction allows you to enforce a rest period after the staff member has completed X shifts in a row between certain times. It’s perfect to prevent a staff member being scheduled for a 5th night in a row and will ensure they receive a full rest period before working again.