Release notes: updates to Xero on October 15, 2014

Here's a summary of what we've released:

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Paycheck layout customizable (US)

You can now see what your paychecks will look like and easily update the layout and content with our new visual display. Simply drag-and-drop the check details to where you need them, decide what information should be printed and even preview the check layout.
Set up check templates and paystubs

Time off scheduling easier (US)

It's now easier for payroll administrators to schedule time off, with the flexibility to do so from the Overview screen (using the New button on the header) or the from the Time Off section using the New Time Off button.
Time off requests

Employee settings new photo upload and DOB now mandatory (AU)

Find your employees more easily now you can add a photo for each employee. Also, to assist you lodging TFN declarations to the ATO, we've made date of birth mandatory for all employees.

Payslip and report new designs (AU)

The payslip design has been improved. The Payroll Employee Summary, Payroll Activity Details, Pay Run Journal and Bank Payments reports have also been updated.