The 'Temporary lay-off' event type behaves like an absence. It fulfills the missing work obligation up to the length of the working day but does not accumulate overtime, balance, or other accruals.
We recommend the following approaches for dealing with temporary lay-offs. The examples below handle the most common cases.
If it is necessary to get overtime or accumulated balance recorded during Temporary lay-off, a new event type must be created that behaves like the 'Work' event type. Follow this link for full instructions on how to Manage and edit event types.
The order of events in the calendar impacts how working time is interpreted. If the day starts with a 'Temporary lay-off' event and continues with a 'Work' event, the work will accrue balance/overtime if desired. If the order of these events was reversed, there will never be balance/overtime.
If you use a custom event type, e.g. 'Temporary lay-off in flexitime', which behaves like 'Work', the order of the events does not matter.
The annotated screenshot below shows different examples of Temporary lay-off and their behavior.
- Temporary lay-off in flexitime - custom event type that behaves like work
- Temporary lay-off - the default service event type that behaves like an absence
- Overtime option Overtime - Salary
- Overtime option Hour to hour - Balance
- Nothing is accrued because the 'Temporary lay-off' event ends the business day and only fills up to the daily obligation
- Overtime option Overtime - Balance
If desired, 'Temporary lay-off' events can be reported with, Hours by event type.