There may be times in the year when the company shuts down, for example between Christmas and New Year.
During this period, staff may be forced to take annual leave, or receive some extra days off.
The setup in Leave Dates is different depending on whether allowances should be deducted during this period.
The steps for either scenario are given below:
1. Staff allowances do deduct during the shutdown period
Staff must take leave during this period and the leave should deduct from their allowance.
As the shutdown period applies to multiple people, the best option is to book leave for everyone at the same time using the steps given in this guide - https://help.leavedates.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017209019-Book-leave-for-multiple-people
It may be helpful to create a new leave type (example below) which deducts from the annual leave allowance to give staff clarity on why these days are booked off.
2. Staff allowances do not deduct during the shutdown period
If staff receive all (or part) of the shutdown period as 'free' holiday then it should be treated in the same way as public holidays.
These dates can be added as custom holidays on the Settings > Holidays page by viewing the existing holidays for the year and clicking the +Add Holiday button at the bottom of the list.
For further information on adding custom holidays, please see this guide - https://help.leavedates.com/hc/en-us/articles/360008905000-Importing-and-using-public-holidays