What is the difference between a leave type, leave policy and holiday lists?

The types of leave allowed for employees vary based on several considerations, which we will explore to distinguish between them in this answer.

Type of Leave: The type of leave refers to its classification and definition, such as whether it’s regular, casual, or sick leave. This includes determining the number of days allowed for this leave annually, the number of consecutive days permitted, and the period after which it can be granted to an employee.

Leave Policy: This encompasses the set of leave types allowed for a specific group of employees, assigned based on designation, department, type of employment, or according to your organizational structure.

Holiday Lists: Holiday lists include official holidays like National Day or Eid al-Fitr, and it’s possible to create multiple holiday lists and assign the appropriate list to each employee based on nationality or as stipulated by labor law.