I have a payroll that shows as pending, but I haven't started my payroll yet. Last pay period quickbooks incorrectly calculated an employees total hours.

I have un-associated the employee from the payroll schedule.  When I do this the pending payroll and the hour calculation resolves it's self.  When I add the employee back in the errors come back.  How do I fix the employee who is causing the problem and stop the pending payroll so I can start a fresh payroll?

Answer

What you describe means that employee has a pending paycheck.  These are created automatically if you start to pay the employee and, say, enter hours for them.

You can tell the employee has a pending paycheck when you start to pay employees and as they will have a yellow highlight on the row there they appear, in the name column.

To resolve it, which really is optional, start the process to pay employees and right click the employee and pick "revert" or "restart" (from memory as I can't check now) and then they won't have a pending check.

To make sure your pay period is correct on your next payroll, edit the payroll schedule using the button below the table where you start to pay employees and note the payroll and period dates.  If incorrect, edit them to make them correct.

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