Set up long service leave

Set up long service leave by adding them as custom leave pay items. Once added, process these days using a leave request so the leave balance is reduced by the amount taken.

Refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman to find out the rules for your state.

Step 1: Create the long service leave pay item

  1. Create a custom leave pay item and select Paid Leave.
  2. Complete all fields, and click Add.

Step 2: Assign pay item to employee and add accrual method

  1. In the Payroll menu, select Employees.
  2. Click the employee you want to assign a leave type to.
  3. Click the Leave tab.
  4. Click Assign Leave Type.
  5. Complete all fields including:
    • Leave - select the pay item created earlier.
    • Leave Calculation Method - You can select any method, but Based on Ordinary Earnings is generally recommended for this type of leave for both full and part time employees.
  6. Click Save.

Step 3: Submit leave request

Long service leave must be processed via a leave request, so the leave balance is reduced by the number of hours taken.

  1. Submit an employee's leave request or get the employee to request leave in My Payroll.
  2. Process the pay run as usual.