Leave types (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: September 15, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Human resources > Setup > Workers > Leave types.

Use this form to set up the types of leave that workers can take from the company. Some examples of leave types are:

  • Maternity

  • Educational

  • Medical


Leave differs from absence, in the sense that it applies to a longer period of time than is typically permitted by a company's absence registration rules. Therefore, absence registration rules do not apply to leave types.

Absence registration rules are not used with Payroll.

The following table provides descriptions for the controls in this form.



Leave type

Enter a unique name for the leave type.


Enter a description of leave type.

Earning code

The earning code that is to be used when earnings are generated for the selected leave type. This earning code determines the rate of pay for the leave type.

If no earning code is specified, the day is treated as unpaid leave. By default, when you generate earning statement lines for a worker on leave with a leave type that does not have an earning code, no hours are added for the leave days. This helps to ensure that no tax calculation occurs on the hours in a day when the worker is on leave. If tax calculation should occur, you can manually add the days when the worker was on leave to the worker’s Earnings statement form.

  • An earning code entered here must have a Unit of measure of Hours on the Earning codes form.

  • This control is available only if the Payroll - USA configuration key is selected.

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