Time off

Add time off balances and accruals into Xero, and submit time off requests for your employees for their vacation and sick leave. When you run payroll, Xero manages the balances. You can add special time off types like bereavement or parental leave, and employees can request their own time off for you to approve.

How it works

  • Use pay items to record employees' time off from work. You'll already have default pay items you can assign to employees, but you can also add your own. Before employees can request time off, assign pay items to them, and then set up their accrual schedule or time off balance.
  • The balances shown in the Time off tab under each employee will reduce each time you approve a time off request, even if you haven't processed the time off in a pay run.
  • You can choose to show time off balances to your employees in their paystubs along with any balances your employees already have. These balances will only include time off from completed pay runs.