How long can a shift be? Syft Payroll June 19, 2017 08:54 Follow Shifts can be a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 12 hours. Related articles What if I need a mixture of different job roles for one shift? How do I use the 'template' feature? Are breaks essential? Do I need to pay workers for breaks? I need less staff and my event is starting tomorrow. I have a referral code that my friend gave me / I found a code on an advertisement. Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.