7shifts makes your restaurant effortlessly compliant

Create & enforce
mandatory rest and custom breaks

Scheduling legislations can dictate a minimum number of hours between scheduled shifts. Avoid costly compliance penalties with automatic alerts that notify you when shifts are scheduled too close together. Ensure everyone gets a chance to relax by scheduling breaks—paid or unpaid—in advance, and in accordance with your local labor laws.

Custom breaks

Stay informed
of potential overtime

Overtime adds up quickly without close monitoring. 7shifts Overtime Alerts notifies managers when an employee enters daily/weekly overtime, or is at risk of accruing overtime hours. Keep your employees’ work-life balance in check and eliminate unnecessary overtime.

Overtime alerts
Ensure staff take
mandatory breaks

Ensure compliance with mandatory breaks for your team. Managers get real-time notifications when staff are at risk of missing an enforced break to ensure breaks are taken before exceptions occur.

Ensure compliance with mandatory breaks notification

Punch audit reporting

Track changes made to punches

Quickly view the history of all modifications that have been made to employee time punches

Export audit reports

Easily export a report of all changes for record keeping and labor compliance

Punch audit reporting
Keep a record
of past schedules and changes

7shifts simplifies compliance when labor laws mandate historical documentation of staff schedules. All past schedules, schedule changes, and a log of who made changes is safely stored in the cloud.

Records of schedules
Introduce employee-initiated shift swaps

Give your employee's the opportunity to safely swap shifts as they please to avoid the premiums associated with Fair Workweek legislations.

Shift swaps
Generate labor violation reports

Easily access any automated violation reports including, clopens and last minute schedule changes. Decrease your monthly penalty cost by 15% and eliminate time spent managing labor compliance exceptions.

Violation Reports
Get clopen warnings right on your shedule

Create a buffer period for closing and opening shifts and receive alerts whenever a shift violates your clopen buffer period. Eliminate costly compliance infractions and free up your management’s time so they can focus on running your business.

clopen shifts
Quantify the impact of last-minute schedule changes

7shifts instantly notifies managers of fees incurred by last-minute schedule changes that violate Fair Workweek legislation. Managers are reminded again as a schedule is published to prevent costly scheduling decisions.

Last-minute Schedule Changes
The world’s best restaurants use 7shifts to help reduce their compliance risks

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Calculate your compliance savings with 7shifts

Staying labor compliant is smart and cost effective. See how much compliance can save your restaurant.

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Your labor compliance care package

Your restaurant needs to avoid costly compliance fees and treat your employees fairly. 7shifts has the built-in labor compliance tools you need to do it all with built-in overtime alerts, custom break management, an easy schedule publisher, and team communication tools.

See what region-specific labor compliance features 7shifts has in the tabs below.

Labor compliance for New York

7shifts comes with built-in New York labor compliance tools to keep your restaurant fair workweek compliant.

Here’s what New York labor compliance means for your operation:

  • Employers must provide schedules to staff at least 14 days in advance
    • 7shifts’ schedule creator makes creating and publishing your schedule two weeks in advance simple. Plus, published schedules are sent straight to employees through push notification, SMS, or email.
  • Employers must provide staff at least 11 hours between shifts
    • 7shifts’ schedule builder will automatically notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to schedule an employee before the 11 hour rest period is over
  • Employers must maintain shift compliance records for at least 3 years
    • 7shifts will keep records of all your scheduled shifts for as long as you need.
  • Any last-minute changes to employees shifts will result in extra charges per change
    • 7shifts will notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to make a change to your schedule last-minute.

Restaurants can run an NYC Fair Workweek Report to receive a list of all the Fair Workweek exceptions incurred, including location, date, fee, type, and details of the violation.

Labor Compliance for California

7shifts comes with built-in California labor compliance tools to keep your restaurant fair workweek compliant.

Here’s what California labor compliance means for your operation:

  • Employers must provide schedules to staff at least 14 days in advance
    • 7shifts’ schedule creator makes creating and publishing your schedule two weeks in advance simple. Plus, published schedules are sent straight to employees through push notification, SMS, or email.
  • Employers must provide staff at least 12 hours between shifts
    • 7shifts’ schedule builder will automatically notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to schedule an employee before the 12 hour rest period is over.
  • Employers must provide mandatory meal and rest breaks for staff and can be fined if not taken
    • Your restaurant managers can set mandatory meal and rest breaks and will receive notifications when an employee needs to take their break. If they miss the break, you will receive a report of the violation.
  • Employers must maintain shift compliance records for at least 3 years
    • 7shifts will keep records of all your scheduled shifts for as long as you need.
  • Any last-minute changes to employees shifts will result in extra charges per change
    • 7shifts will notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to make a change to your schedule last-minute.
  • Overtime pay must cover daily, double, weekly, and consecutive-day over-time scheduling.
    • 7shifts will notify you when an employee is about to go into daily, double, weekly, or consecutive day overtime. Additionally, you will receive warnings if you build over-time into your schedule.

Restaurants can run a labor compliance report to receive a list of all the compliance exceptions incurred, including location, date, fee, type, and details of the violation.

Labor Compliance for Oregon

7shifts comes with built-in Oregon labor compliance tools to keep your restaurant fair workweek compliant.

Here’s what Oregon labor compliance means for your operation:

  • Employers must provide schedules to staff at least 7 days in advance
    • 7shifts’ schedule creator makes creating and publishing your schedule one week in advance simple. Plus, published schedules are sent straight to employees through push notification, SMS, or email.
  • Employers must provide staff at least 10 hours between shifts
    • 7shifts’ schedule builder will automatically notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to schedule an employee before the 10 hour rest period is over. If you schedule during the rest period, pay for the employees increases to 1.5 times their regular rate.
  • Employers must maintain shift compliance records for at least 3 years
    • 7shifts will keep records of all your scheduled shifts for as long as you need.
  • Any last-minute changes to employees shifts will result in extra charges per change
    • 7shifts will notify you of a compliance violation if you attempt to make a change to your schedule last-minute.
  • Employees must be able to request changes in schedule availability
    • The 7shifts employee app allows employees to submit availability and time-off requests at any time to managers for approval.
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