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How Do I Create A Family Leave Type?

LeaveWizard allows for many event types. You can create family leave, also known as parental leave, or separate maternity and paternity leave, if your company needs them.

Create Maternity And Paternity Leave Types

You can create new event types on the Event Types and Allowances page by clicking the ‘New’ button on the submenu.

Screenshot showing the new button on the event types and allowances page sub menu

Then you can set them up as you require by making settings on the Event Type Details page. Normally, these events would be leave types, with an allowance that requires approval. So, you would select ‘Allowanced Leave Requires Approval’ for ‘Type of event’.

Screenshot of maternity and paternity leave added to the event types and allowances page.

Restricting Family Leave To A Group Of Users

All users can request new event types you create. So you now need to restrict which users can request the event to those for whom it applies. You can achieve this by creating an Event Type Request Restrictions User Group for the event.

Screenshot of creating an event type request restrictions user group for maternity leave.

When you create the group, in this example ‘Maternity Leave’, only the users you have defined can request the event type.

Screenshot showing maternity leave on the event types and allowances page now restricted to only three users.

If you have also created a Paternity leave type, restrict which users can request that, in the same way. Once you have completed that, you will have new family leave types which your selected users can request.

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