Since this your first post in the Community, I'd like to give you a warm welcome!
If your employee is going away temporarily, you can make them inactive. This is will ensure your employee doesn't get paid when you run your payroll. To make your employee inactive, follow the steps below:
Once the employee returns, you can make them active by following these steps:
By making the employee active, you'll be able to run payroll as you did before and you won't need to edit anything. Let me know you have questions about this. I'm here to help. :)
I'll be happy to clarify this for you. The Gear icon ⚙ is your settings icon that allows you to personalize your books and access great tools to manage your business. After signing into your QuickBooks Online account, you can access it at the top right of your screen.
I hope this helps! Feel free if you have more questions.