To temporarily stop paying an employee or a contractor, you can change their employment status so they don't appear in the Create Paychecks page. The contractor or employee's tax details and pay history are stored making it easy to reactivate them at a later date.
To temporarily take an employee or a contractor off the payroll:
- Go to the Employees tab.
- From the Status column, click the contractor or the employee's status where it says Active.
- For employees, select Unpaid Leave of Absence to change the status.
- For contractors, under Payment Information check the box for Inactive.
- Click OK. On any page, an asterisk next to the employee's name means they're inactive (terminated, on unpaid leave, or deceased).
When your employee returns, change their status back to Active so you can pay them again.
For contractors, see Contractor: Reactivating a contractor whose name is missing