Vacation Groups control what percentage of an employee’s wages will earn vacation earnings. Vacation Groups can also be setup so that the rate is promoted to another rate after a given amount of service time has been accrued by an employee. This could be used to award employees who have worked for many years for example.
First a new Vacation Group must be created, where the different vacation rates will be setup alongside the criteria for earning those rates.
Canadian Payroll > Employer Payroll Tables > Vacation Groups.
Add a new
Vacation Groupby pressing
Insertat the bottom of the window.
Setup the Vacation Group. (see Vacation Groups).
Vacation Groups can hold up to four different vacation rates that will apply depending on the amount of service time that an employee has accrued. These rates and the corresponding service time criteria are setup from the Details on the Vacation Group.
Service time, Hours:
Service time can be reviewed on the Employee Profile from the Totals tab.
Service time, Months:
Vacation Date can be reviewed on the Employee Profile from the Dates tab.
How to setup a Vacation Code that will increase the vacation rate by
0.5% percent every
12 months (each year) for
3 years, will be used as an example here.
Vacation Group Promotion
In addition to promoting the vacation rate, the Vacation Group can also promote to another Vacation Group after the last service time requirement has been reached.
Vacation Group promotion could be used if more than 4 levels of vacation rate are needed, or to promote employees to a special vacation group after a number of years of service.
Tip:The advantage of using a Vacation Group promotion over a vacation rate promotion is that it allows different Benefit Codes to be used for each Vacation Group.
The previous example will be slightly modified so that after
4 years of service time has been accrued by an employee, they will be promoted to the
An employee assigned to this Vacation Group will earn 4.0% vacation in the first year, 4.5 in the second, 5.0% in the third, and 5.5% in the fourth year. However after four years of service time has been accrued they will be promoted to the Executive Vacation Group and corresponding vacation rate.