Paying out large LSL amount (300+ hours) for an employee without terminating the employee

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Can anyone assist me in how to payout a large LSL amount (300+ hours) for an employee without terminating the employee? I can't quite get my head around how to do it and can't find an answer online ANYWHERE!

I am using Reckon Accounts Desktop
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Rav, Community Manager

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Hi Sharyn,
Have you checked out this Knowledgebase article? -

Processing Long Service Leave in Reckon Accounts
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Teagan Uttridge

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if the long service leave is set up the same as holiday pay and personal leave, you just allocate the hours and pay rate when you process payroll 

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Sharyn Evans

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HI Rav - I've read the article, thanks, but I want to cash out all of her LSL entitlements rather than just the number of hours she would be entitled to in this pay period (37.5)? 

Have you got any suggestions for how to do that?
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My understanding is LSL is only paid out upon either termination or as holidays which actually need to be taken. You cannot just pay it out in conjunction with normal wages, check your state laws as this is I believe how it works in QLD. If yourself and the employee agree you can lodge a submission to Fair Work to have the LSL paid out.
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Sharyn Evans

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HI Teagan, what information would you like? We have it setup as a payroll item, with hours accruing correctly. I'm relatively new to Reckon so if you let me know exactly what info you're after I can get it for you. Thanks!
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ok great that makes it easy for you. So what I would do now is make the payroll item is set up properly and it will reduce the hours accrued in the long service leave, if you like run an unscheduled payroll, enter this the same way you would annual leave and reckon will do the rest for you
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Hi Teagan - thanks, but this user has accrued over 300 hours. I want to pay her out for the full 300 hours but it won't let me add it to her payroll, it is just not calculting it correctly
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have you checked to see if a limit has been set under the leave tab (maximum hours accrued)
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hi Teagan- thanks, I think I have managed to do it. I ended up entering the leave deduction as an hourly rate and it loos like it worked ok