Set up long service leave

If you offer long service leave, you can assign a custom leave type to your employee and process their leave through pay runs.

Before you start

Make sure you set up a long service leave type.

Assign leave type to an employee

  1. In the Payroll menu, select Employees.
  2. Click the name of the employee.
  3. Select the Leave tab, and click Assign Leave Type.
  4. In the Leave field, select the leave type you set up earlier, and complete the remaining fields, based on how you'd like this to accrue.
  5. Click Save.

Depending on how you've set up the accrual method, the next time you process a pay run for your employee, long service leave will accrue.

You can now submit a leave request for your employee and process this through the next pay run.

If leave taken is more than the employee's leave balance for the leave type, Xero records it as a negative balance.

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