Linking payroll items for an employee

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By linking "child" payroll items to a "parent" payroll item for an employee, you can share the same calculation type and pay rate across those payroll items and still print unique descriptions next to those wages on the employee's check stubs. In addition, you can update the calculation and pay rate for all the items at once by updating the parent payroll item.

To link a payroll item to a parent payroll item, follow these steps.

  1. Choose Setup > Employees and then click the Payroll Items tab.
  2. Add a payroll item to the employee record, if needed.
  3. Click the Ellipsis button next to the "child" payroll item to open the Employee Payroll Item Settings dialog for that payroll item.
  4. In the Calculation section, select a parent payroll item from the Link to drop-down list. The list contains any payroll items currently selected for use by the employee.
  5. When you have made your selection, click OK and then click the Enter button in the Payroll Items tab of the Employees screen.

Examples

The following scenarios show how linked payroll items can be used.

Related topics

Adding payroll items to an employee record

Creating and adding payroll items for your client

Employee setup overview

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