Creating payroll checks for hourly employees

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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

  1. When the Payroll Check Entry window is displayed, choose Edit > Hourly Check Creation or choose Hourly Check Creation from the F3 or right-click context menu to automatically create a check for each employee who has at least one hourly pay item and who matches the current calculation profile.
  2. Click the Save Checks button to save the new check records, close the dialog, and return to the Payroll Check Entry window.


  • If an employee has any salary items, even if they also have hourly items, they are considered salary-only for the autocreation of checks. This means that the employee will not show up in hourly check creation, but will be available in salaried check creation.
  • The hours for these checks are based on the hours recorded in the previous check record for each employee. If no prior check record is on file for an employee, no new check record will be created.

See also: Payroll Check Entry > Hourly Check Creation dialog

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