Employee Paid For Annual Leave Instead Of Sick Leave

This article will outlines the scenario in which leave payments in Wagemaster must be corrected using a supplementary payslip. 

When To Correct Leave Payments Using Supplementary Payslips 

  1. An employee on leave was paid for hours worked instead of leave in the normal payrun.
  2. An employee was paid the incorrect leave type.
  3. An employee was paid leave but worked those hours.

Scenario 2: An employee was paid annual leave, but it should have been sick leave. We need to reverse the transaction and put it through correctly.

  1. Navigate to File > Maintenance > Supplementary Payslip.
  2. Click Yes on the warning screen and then Clear to delete all rows.
  3. Click Next to go to the Adjustment screen.
  4. On the Adjustment screen, select Leave on the left and click Add.
  5. Enter the sick leave transaction (the correct leave) and click Ok. This will reduce the employee’s sick leave balance and register this day as sick leave taken.Image
  6. Then, select Leave on the left again and click Add.
  7. Enter the (incorrect) annual leave entry, put a negative hour value in the hour's field to credit back the annual leave hours to the employee’s leave entitlement.
  8. Click Ok.
  9. You will also need to check Super as it might calculate if you pay super on leave. It will double up if you pay super on annual leave so check under Adjustments if there is any Super calculated, if there is, highlight Super and click on Edit and make it zero and click Ok.
  10. Click Next to go to the Payslip screen. The payslip should show an addition of the correct leave payment and a deduction of the incorrect leave type with a net figure of zero. You can now save the payslip.


Make sure you double-check the payslip before saving.


Please Note:

  • If you are re-banking an employee’s wage it will not reduce the amount on the aba file. It will only reduce the amount in the employee’s year-to-date earnings records.
  • If you are putting through an additional payment for an employee, you may choose to do this in the current PPE or in the next PPE. If you choose to do it in the current PPE you will need to re-run any reports printed and distributed to reflect this additional payment. If you may, the payment in the next PPE, you will need to remember when creating the aba file at the end of that PPE that it should not balance to the payment summary.
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