Paying your employees > Creating payroll categories > Entitlements Information window
User-Entered Amount per Pay Period should be selected if you want to manually enter a specific amount for each employee, each pay period. Choose this option if the amount varies regularly.
Equals x Percent of allows you to set the entitlement as a percentage of the number of hours of any wage category. It can only be used with employees who have an Hourly Base Pay (entered in the Payroll Details tab view of their card). For information about the way in which you should determine the percentage rate for calculating holiday and sick-leave accruals, see Calculating the percentage of holiday and sick leave accruals.
Equals x Hours per allows you to enter a fixed number of hours to be accrued each Pay Period, Month or Year, regardless of the hours worked by the employee. If you have set your employees to be paid on a salary basis rather than on an hourly basis, this is the only option that will automatically accrue entitlements. Using this method, an annual leave entitlement may be for 20 days per year, being 160 hours per year based on a 40-hour week. If the employee is being paid fortnightly, there are 26 pay periods per year. The amount you enter here would be 160 ÷ 26 = 6.154 hours per pay period. If you pay more than a standard pay period in one cheque, you will need to manually adjust this figure. For example, for 2 weeks pay on one pay (1 week in advance), you would double it to 12.308 hours.
Each entitlement category must have a Linked Wages Category. For example, the Holiday Leave Entitlement could be linked to the Holiday Pay wage category and the Sick Leave Entitlement could be linked to the Sick Leave wage category. If you create a new entitlement, you must link it to a wage category.
Calculating the percentage of holiday and sick leave accruals

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