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Paying leave

When you add an employee to MYOB, you'll set up their leave entitlements. Then when you pay an employee, you can add any leave taken to the pay run.

You can include these types of leave in an employee’s pay:

  • Annual holidays — pay your employee holiday pay. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Sick leave — pay your employee for days not worked due to sickness or injury. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Public holidays — pay your employee for public holidays they didn’t work. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Public holidays worked — pay your employee for working on a public holiday. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Alternative holidays — pay your employee for a day off that they’ve taken in exchange for working on a public holiday. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Bereavement leave — pay your employee for days not worked due to bereavement. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Family violence leave — pay your employee for days not worked due to family violence. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Leave without pay — when an employee takes unpaid leave. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

  • Final pay—if the employee is leaving you need to prepare their final pay. Learn more at employment.govt.nz

How does leave calculate? Find out here...

To pay leave

  1. Start a pay run (Payroll menu > Create pay run).

  2. Choose the Pay cycle, confirm the pay dates and click Next.

  3. Select the employees you want to include in this pay, and deselect those you don't.

  4. Click the employee who's being paid leave.

  5. Add or edit the Days paid this period. This includes whole or part days where the employee earned gross earnings, including days paid for leave. It shouldn’t include any days where the employee did not work or was on unpaid leave.

  6. Click Add holidays or leave.

  7. Choose the type of leave being paid to enter the details. If you're preparing an employee's final pay, your help is here.

  8. If required, reduce the employee's normal hours (salary or ordinary hours) to cater for the hours of leave being paid – to make sure they're not overpaid.

  9. Continue processing the pay as normal. Need a refresher?

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