Understanding leave types

Leave types are the labels given to periods of paid and unpaid time off your full and part time staff take. Under modern awards, most staff you employ are entitled to at least some leave.

Your account will have been pre-loaded with the most common leave types – Annual leave, Personal leave, Carers leave, Compassionate leave, Long service leave, Parental leave, public holiday leave and Community leave.

To manage leave types, go to the Settings → Leave types page of your account.

To add a new leave type, click the Create new button at the top of the page.

The Leave balance option should be selected for leave types that accrue; such as Annual leave.

The Skip public holidays option should be clicked for all leave types that are not ‘public holiday‘ leave. What this will do is skip assigning leave hours for multi-day leave requests that cover a public holiday. Click the Save button.

Defining which leave types are available to which staff as well as which are paid and unpaid is done via the awards setup, covered in the System guides → Advanced setup → Building awards support guide page.

Below you will find a breakdown of all the fields in the Settings → Leave types location of your account.

Field NameExampleDescription
ID*LT10001A unique identifier for the leave type. An ID can be comprised of text and/or numbers up to 20 characters in length. If the ID used belongs to an existing deleted leave type, it will be un-deleted.
Name*Sick LeaveA short name given to the leave type to help identify it when referenced within your account.
Leave balancePersonalThe Leave balance option should be selected for leave types that accrue; such as Annual leave. This tells the system that leave requests with this type should have their total hours deducted from the staff's leave balance.
Skip public holidaysYesThis option should be turned on for all leave types that are not ‘Public holiday‘ leave. What this will do is skip assigning leave hours for multi-day leave requests that cover a public holiday.

* Mandatory   1 Enterprise Only

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