While setting up time off policies, you can select whether you want a particular leave to be calculated on Calendar days or Working days.

Here is the difference:

Calendar Days: Every day from departure until arrival is counted against your leave balance, even if some days fall on a weekend or public holiday.

Working Days: Only business days are counted as days of leave. Weekends and public holidays (those set up on your company public holiday calendar) do not count as used leave. 

To select either approach for leave calculation, follow the below steps:

Step 1

Under Settings, go to Configuration and click on Time Off and expand your Time Off Policies

Step 2

Click on the menu icon of your existing time off policy and click on Edit. You can also add a new time off policy by clicking on Add policy.

Step 3

Fill in the details of your leave policy and select from the drop-down list whether this particular leave of x number of days is a Calendar day or a Working day policy

Note: Selecting the Restrict editing of leave days option restricts employees from adjusting the total number of days computed by the selection of the date range.

For example. Suppose an employee wants to go on annual leave for the entire month of November (which has 30 days).

  • Calendar day calculation - If your Annual Leave Policy is set up on a Calendar day basis, then all the 30 days (1st to 30th November) will be counted as the number of leaves taken.

  • Working day calculation - If your Annual Leave Policy is set up on a Working day basis, and let's say that your company works 5 days a week, and considering there are 4 weekends in the month, then only the working days in the month (i.e. 30 - 8 = 22 days) will be counted as the number of leaves taken.

As per U.A.E. Labor Law, annual leave policies can either be 30 Calendar Days OR 22 Working Days.

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