Accruals are credits for time off that companies give to employees. Employees earn accruals at a fixed rate per week or month. When an employee takes time off, they use up their accruals.
The amount of accruals an employee earns can vary depending on their seniority, with more senior employees typically earning more accruals.
Unused accruals can be carried over to the next year or compensated in cash. It is important to note that some companies may limit the number of leaves that can be carried over to the following year, as per their policies.
➤ An employee is granted 8 hours of leave per month
➤ Total amount of leave hours per year will be 96 hours
➤ The employee uses only 40 hours of leaves in a year
➤ They will be left with a balance of 56 hours
➤ These accumulated leaves or accruals and are carried forward to the following year
|Year||Leaves earned||Leaves used||Accrued leaves|
|2022||96 hours||40 hours||56 hours|
|2023||96 hours||0 hours||152 hours|
➤ Brian get 12 personal days of leaves per year
➤ Leaves accrue on the first of each month
➤ In the first 6 months Brian used 3 days of leaves
➤ This left him with 4 days of leave at the start of July
➤ In August, Brian was promoted and became eligible for an additional 12 days of leaves per year.
➤ This brought his total annual leave entitlement to 24 days
➤ If Brian does not take any more leave for the rest of the year, he will have 14 days of leave available at the end of December. This is calculated as follows: