How to Setup Double Holiday (Regular Holiday + Special Holiday)

What is a Double Holiday (Regular Holiday + Special Holiday)?

A Double Holiday occurs when 2 holidays lands on the same day. When Ninoy Aquino Day (a fixed special holiday on August 21) is the same day as Eid’l Adha (a movable regular holiday).

Here’s how you can setup the Double Holiday (Regular Holiday + Special Holiday) on your account.

  1. Go to Settings

  1. Go to Day Types

Click “Add a new Day Type”

  1. Create a Day Type

Create a custom Day Type Regular Holiday + Special Holiday

Do not check the “work day” check box since that is a holiday

  1. Once you have created the day type, you need to set up the Rates

Go to Settings

Click on Rates page

Set up the Rates to 260% for Worked and 100% Taken

The above means that if the employee works on that holiday, they get the rate under Worked, and if they don’t they receive the rate under Taken.

  1. Update your Double Holiday on your Calendar

Go to Settings

Click Shared Calendar

Select the date you want to update.

Proceed to editing the changes you need to update on the right side of the page. You can change the event’s Name, Date, Kind (Event or Note), and the Type.

  1. Update the employees schedule if they’ll be working on a holiday or not. See our article here for reference : How to Schedule Employees Working on Holidays?




*NOTE: After updating your account, contact Support and ask them to update your Overtime Settings on the backend to include the new day type you just added.*

That concludes the ‘How to Setup Double Holiday (Regular Holiday + Special Holiday)?’ article.
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