Admins can disallow employees to apply for a leave on certain days without deactivating them as users of the Leave module.
This works especially in cases wherein the administrators need to update any leave information before the new year comes.
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Click on and you will be brought to the page
Step 3: Scroll down and look for
Step 4: Make sure not to put a tick on the Allow employee to apply different leave types on the same day.
Note: This feature disallows employees to apply for a leave on the same day at the same time.
Step 5: Look for this question and set it to the last option.
Step 6: Make sure to update the changes made by clicking on
Step 7: Still under Configuration, look for the tab at the top
Step 8: Create a new leave type. This will be used to disallow employees to apply for a leave. Please do not forget to save the settings for the leave type you have just created.
Step 9: Head over to and you will be directed to the page
Step 10: Perform a block leave using the leave type created earlier and set the date to which you would like to prevent any leave application to be done by the users.
Step 11: Click on the button to execute the process and hit on "Confirm Action".
A confirmation message will then show after:
When an employee logs in and attempts to apply for leave within the dates that are blocked, he won’t be able to successfully submit it and will show the message as below:
Once all necessary updates in the system are done and the employees can start applying for leaves, the admin has to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Proceed to
Step 2: Choose and you will be directed to the page.
Step 3: Set the filters according to the leave type used and date range applied. Then click on "GO"
Step 4: It will show the list of users with leave applied. Choose all users by clicking on the top-most box and click on Cancel Leave.
Step 5: The admin can also go back to the Configuration page and put back the original settings.
Once the blocked leave is canceled, employees can then apply for leave anytime without any error message.