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How do I edit or delete custom earnings type in Zenefits Payroll?

Here's how to make changes to one of the existing custom earnings items in a Zenefits Payroll account. To edit an existing item in a employee's pay template, see these instructions.

Custom earnings types that have already been used in a paid payroll run can no longer be edited. Zenefits managed earnings types cannot be deleted.

  1. In the top menu bar, click Settings.
  2. In the list of settings, click Pay Items.
  3. In the Earnings table, find the custom type, and click the Edit icon (image) to open the editor. Earnings with a lock icon (image) are either: 
    • default items created by Zenefits Payroll, and cannot be edited or deleted.
    • custom items created by your company that have already been used in a pay run and cannot be edited, only deleted.
  4. Make changes as desired, and click Save. Or, click Delete to delete the earnings type entirely.
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