Award - Leave Loading Penalties

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  • Leave loading penalties

What are leave loading penalties

This feature allows leave loading to be calculated based on penalty rates rather than a standard rate

Why would this feature be used

Leave loading penalties exist in some awards. This feature is able to be used during payroll processing

How does this feature work

When configured, the payroll report will check leave requests to see if it is possible that the leave request will have a higher net loading from applying penalty rates rather than the loading code set on the leave type. If this is the case, a warning will be shown that allows the payroll admin to switch which loading is used.

How to configure the leave loading penalties

1. Click on 'Organisation'

2. Select 'Awards'

3. Choose the relevant award

4. Choose an award pay group (within a position or base award pay group)

5. To edit any of the below fields click the 'Edit Award Pay Group'

6. Scroll down to 'Weekly Rates' and check/setup a weekly rate. 

7. New 'Weekly Rates' can be added or deleted to this list by selecting the + or X under the action column.

8. The Leave loading category can be used to set a lave loading category for a time block. Depending on whether the selected rate is a 'New Timed Rate' (timed rates are for sections or time periods of the day)or a 'New Block Rate' (block rates are for an entire day). 

9. Setting these multipliers will cause the loading to be applied to a day or days over an affected period of leave.


How to set a leave type to use weekly rate leave loading

1. The Leave types category is located on the same page as the weekly rates table (outlined above). Navigate to this page a scroll down to the Leave Types section (bottom of the page)

2. From this page the weekly rate (above) can be applied to these leave types. Click edit on the type of leave that requires adjustment.

3. Setting the 'Apply weekly rate leave loadings' to yes will allow this leave types to access the multipliers as they have been set in the weekly rates category for the days that have been set.