If you made a mistake or no longer need the compensation that you've set up, you can delete the compensation only if it hasn't been used on a payroll.
Example of when you can't delete a compensation:
On Jan 1st, I created a compensation for an employee of $50,000 effective on Jan 1st.
On Jan 8th, I run a weekly payroll that covers from Jan 1st to 7th. The employee is paid a gross pay of $961.54 ($50k / 52 weeks).
On Jan 9th, I learned that the employee is actually entitled to $52,000 or $1000 per week. Since I've already run payroll with the $50,000 amount, I CANNOT delete (or edit) the original compensation.
Instead, on Jan 9th I will have to add a compensation for $52,000 effective on Jan 8th.
On Jan 15th, I run a weekly payroll that covers Jan 8th to 15th. The employee is paid gross pay of $1038.46. (This includes "Retroactive Pay" of $38.46 missed in the previous period.)
How to delete a compensation
If you haven't run a payroll with the compensation, follow these steps to delete it:
- In "People," find the employee's profile by typing their name in the search box.
- Click on the "Job & Pay" tab in their employee profile and scroll down to the "Compensation History" section.
- Click the three dots on the compensation line that you would like to delete and select "Delete" from the dropdown options.