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 Are breaks essential? Do I need to pay workers for breaks? How do I use the 'template' feature? Do I need to put in an event description? What if I need a mixture of different job roles for one shift? I need more staff and my event is starting in 1 day / 1 hour! Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.