This screen allows you to set up your leave categories and control which of them accrue automatically, how they will behave in the pay run, whether or not to include them in termination payments, and decide which should appear in your employee's payslips.
The settings for Leave Categories can be accessed and updated by going to Payroll Settings, then to Leave Categories.
Note: Any changes that are made to your business's leave category settings will not be applied to existing employees. The new settings will only apply "automatically" to any new employees who are subsequently added to your payroll. If you want to change the leave settings for your existing employees you will also need to make the same adjustments on each employee's, leave allowances page. You can do this in bulk by using a leave allowance template, then apply that template to each employee's record.
The default setup for a new business includes 4 Leave Categories:
You can choose to add more categories by clicking on the green Add button. You will then need to enter the following information:
Note: for some types of leave that aren't accrued in the usual way (e.g. leave without pay) it might not make sense for an employee to have a balance. In these cases you should set this value to Not tracked to tell the system it doesn't need to keep track of how much of this type of leave an employee is entitled to.
This determines whether the employee is paid for the leave taken and the pay category that is assigned when leave is taken.
For examples of how to set up leave based on different scenarios, refer here.