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Paying cash up/cash out

If an employee has decided to cash up/cash out their leave instead of taking time off work, there are two things you need to pay them:

  • A written agreement between the employee and their manager, which you’ll attach to their pay.

  • A cash up/cash out pay item, which you can add to their pay just like you would with any other pay item.

Need a refresher on the basics of processing a pay? See the MYOB Advanced online help.

Adding cash up/cash out to an employee’s pay

  1. On the Employee’s Current Pay screen (MPPP3130), add a row with the cash up/cash out pay item.

  2. In the Leave column, click Cash Up (NZ) or Cash Out (AU).

    Select Cash Out in the Leave Column (AU).png
  3. In the Cash Up (NZ) or Cash Out (AU) window, enter how much leave the employee is cashing up in the Quantity field. For example, the screenshot below shows the Cash Out window for annual leave in Australia.

    Cash Out window AU.png
  4. Save your changes. You can now run the pay as normal.

Attaching written requests to the employee’s pay

You can attach a written request on either the Employee’s Current Pay screen or the Cash Up/Cash Out window.

For detailed instructions on attaching files, see File Upload and Attachment in the online help.

(NZ only) Cashing up annual leave in hours

If an employee is cashing up less than a week of annual leave, you can enter their cash up quantity in hours instead of weeks. This saves you the hassle of manually calculating how many weeks to enter – for example, if you had to enter one third of a week.

  1. On the Employee’s Current Pay screen (MPPP3130), add a row with the cash up pay item.

  2. In the Leave column, click Cash Up.

  3. In the Cash Up window, select the Request in Hours checkbox.

  4. In the Hours Requested field, enter the number of hours the employee wants to cash up.

  5. Optionally, change the date in the Base DOW on Date. This changes the DOW Hours per Week field. by default, the Base DOW on Date is set to the pay date.

  6. Click the Save icon.

For example

In the current pay, an employee’s definition of a week (DOW) is 40 hours. The employee has requested to cash up 20 hours, which is half of their DOW. Entering 20 in the Hours Requested field automatically sets the Quantity field to 0.5 Weeks.

Request in hours example.png


(NZ only) When can an employee cash up an alternative holiday?

If an employee doesn't take their alternative holiday within 12 months of becoming entitled to it, they can request to cash up that alternative holiday. You and your employee need to agree on the payment amount.

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