Release notes: updates to Xero on August 30, 2016

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

Payroll

Show annual leave available in advance (NZ)

Annual leave balances can be set up to include all leave available to take in advance of entitlement, often referred to as “accrued annual leave”. The annual leave balance will be shown on payslips in the employee portal and the Xero Me mobile app.

To avoid confusion on release, this feature will be opt-in for existing employees but will be turned on by default for all new employees.

Assign leave types and enter opening leave balances

Once annual leave in advance is set up, holiday pay won’t display on the payslip, but the Payroll admin can still view both annual leave and holiday pay individually. When processing a final pay, annual leave in advance will not be included.

Pay items (All regions)

We have refreshed pages in all regions how to add a new pay item. In the US content, we have also updated content to show that pay Items can be added as part of the payroll onboarding process.