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How do I set up time-off-in-lieu?
How do I set up time-off-in-lieu?

Learn how to turn your overtime in to extra holidays.

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Written by Nadja
Updated over a week ago

With time-off-in-lieu employees can write overtime and then take these hours as holiday.

Go to settings explanation

Haven't you created this leave type yet? Read more about how to do this. Below we discuss how to configure the settings of this leave type as you wish.

  • General

  • Leave allowance

  • Unused hours

  • Advanced

Settings / General

In the General section, give the leave type its own name (1) and choose the display style (2). Do you want newly added colleagues to be automatically assigned this leave type? Then check the box for automatic assignment (3).

Settings / Unused hours

Here you set up when the unused hours expire (hours that haven't been used by the end of the year). You can choose to have the unused hours:

  • never to expire, so they can be added onto the next year every year

  • expire at the end of the year, so that they cannot be taken into the next year

  • expire within a certain time, so they can still be taken into the next year, but they will expire anyway at a certain moment depending on the time frame.

By default, the time-off-in-lieu budget is set to expire at the end of the year (so you can't carry it over to next year), but you can adjust this yourself to what your company has agreed on this.

Settings / Advanced

Automatic approval

If you want leave requests to be automatically approved by the system, select this option. You then specify up to how many hours (per request) can be automatically approved.

Hide name of leave type in calendar

By default, all colleagues can see in the calendar what type of leave someone is on. Convenient, then you know if someone is on vacation, or on maternity leave, for example. If you do not want colleagues to be able to see this for this leave type, select this option. The employee who is on leave is then listed as "not present" in the calendar - without indicating which type of leave.

Assigning leave to employees

When you have finished setting up the leave type rules, click "Save." After that, you can assign the leave type to your colleagues. Read more about assigning leave types here.

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