Payroll is the salary processing system.
Payroll can be seen from two aspects. One is from HR side and other from commercial people side. The HR persons process the payroll by means of sending attendance details or better say LWP details and other complete details that an employee is going to get in a particular month.
And after receiving those details the commercial people start making entry into payroll software and can be said start salary processing.
Well while processing salary fro a particular month we the HR personals provide complete LWP (Leave without Pay) details to the commercial dept.
While calculating LWP, we prepare the attendance sheet with teh weekly offs. And apart from weekly offs we check how many days an employee is absent, out of which how many days he was on leave that we crosscheck with leave applications. If the particular employee has given the approved leave application form and that leave is been there in his account then we put him on leave.
But If the person has not submitted the leave application form or he doesn't have any leave in his balance then for that particular day that employee will be assumed absent, and we will deduct his salary for that day.
Similarly if there is any provision to provide one days extra salary for an specific day if the employee does come, then we calculate one day extra salary for those employees who were present on that day.
I hope now it will be very much clear to you.
13th December 2007 From India, Ahmadabad