Holiday paid time off and how to handle it

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Brittany Llorente
       Brittany Llorente

By Brittany Llorente
Media Marketing Associate

Happy Holidays everyone!

We sincerely hope that you and your family have a fantastic time with family and friends. To facilitate this, many businesses are closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Christmas (some even do adjacent days) and give their employee’s a paid holiday.

Employees will cheer but the payroll department might make an audible groan.

No, it’s not because they’re not in the holiday spirit. But, this accounts for another day, another process, and another part of their job that adds to the already tedious nature of it.

How does your business handle the additional time off?

With Greenshades it is a simple process.

Simply log into the administrator side of Greenshades Online.

Navigate to the Employee Services settings, within the Greenshades Online settings page. From there, navigate to the Timesheets settings, and select Holiday Schedules.



After clicking the ‘Add Holiday’ button, simply assign the name and holiday duration. I created a Christmas holiday.




After you have populated the fields, this new holiday will apply across Timesheets associated with the Holiday Schedule and Pay Group.

From the employee side, I see what days that I am receiving holiday pay for and even the comments provided to me about those days.

This gives an employee peace of mind, as well as feeling informed about the hours on their timesheet. It also skips the question of, “Did I get paid for those days?”




So how is your business handling the extra PTO time for this holiday season? If you’re looking for an easier way, Let Us Handle That!