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Setting Up Sabbatical Leave
Setting Up Sabbatical Leave

Setting up sabbatical leaves for paid or unpaid for your employees.

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Written by Danial
Updated over a week ago

The following are some frequently asked questions that we often encounter:

  1. I would like to set up a sabbatical leave feature, not too sure how to go about it.

  2. Can we create a sabbatical leave policy?

  3. We want to set a new leave type which is Unpaid Sabbatical Leave, may I know how?

What is Sabbatical Leave

A sabbatical leave is essentially an extended break from work that allows an employee to take time off for personal or professional development.

Whether it's paid or unpaid depends on your employer's policy. Some companies pay employees during their sabbatical, while others may not. It varies from one workplace to another.

For Talenox, this feature is currently not available as a ready feature, though here are the workarounds that you can do for both:

  1. Paid Sabbatical Leave

  2. Unpaid Sabbatical Leave

1) Paid Sabbatical Leave

Paid Sabbatical Leave is considered the same as Annual Leave as you can give this benefit annually.

  1. Create a new leave type (Guide)

  2. You can select ‘General Leave’ or ‘Annual Leave’ leave types. Don’t forget to rename the leave type with “Sabbatical Leave”.

  3. Assign it to the relevant Leave Grade of the employee you wish to award this leave type to (Guide)

2) Unpaid Sabbatical Leave

If an Unpaid Sabbatical Leave is considered a No Pay Leave.

For the days that your employee is taking Unpaid Sabbatical Leave, you can do either the following:

1) Manually key in the individual No Pay Leave days into the employee's payroll for the month

This will have to be done one by one in the Leave Payments/Deduction step in payroll. You can set the remarks there as well.

2) Key in the unpaid leave amounts as a lump sum using the "Deduction" pay item under the Ad Hoc Payment/Deduction tab in Step 3 - Select Pay Item

Also, you should key in a Remark to let your employees know why this deduction is occurring in their payslips. 👍

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