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Planning Leave

This article will explain how to add and process leave in Wagemaster. 

Adding Leave 

When an employee requests leave, the best practice is to add the leave to Wagemaster as soon as possible.  This ensures employee leave records and accruals balances are correct at all times.

There are two different ways to add leave to employees in Wagemaster.  The recommended process is to add the leave prior to generating a payrun.  You can also add leaves when you are processing payroll. 

  • There are lots of leave types available in Wagemaster.  
  • If you create a completely new award that is not based on an existing award in your database, it will have no leave types by default, and you will need to add them. 
  • To add a new type of leave to an award or remove a type of leave you will need to click on Add/Delete Leave as per the article linked here: Adding A New Leave Type In Wagemaster

Processing Employee Leave

  1. Click on the Employee Button. 
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  2. Click on the appropriate Leave from the leave menu. 
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  3. Ensure the correct employee is selected from the name of the employee dropdown list. 
  4. Ensure the Planned tab is selected.


  5. Click Add.
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  6. Complete the Date Requested.
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  7. Complete the From and To dates.
    • From date should be the first day of the current pay period that the employee does not work.
    • To date should be the last day in the current pay period that the employee does not work.
    • The duration of the leave period will automatically be calculated.
  8. Complete the Status and Date Approved.
  9. Complete the From and To dates.
  10. Complete the Hours to be Paid and Pay on PPE.
    • The number of days is the correct number of days for which the employee is to be paid leave in the current pay period (for example, an employee might have a leave duration of 14 days, but only be paid for 10 days within that period as they don’t work on weekends).
  11. Complete the Manager.
  12. Select Ok.
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