Good day, accounts490.
The option to delete an employee is unavailable in QuickBooks however, we can deactivate them. This way, they won't show on the list but, you can still keep their information.
Here's how to deactivate:
Also, when you're ready to pay an employee, you can check this guide: Recording payroll transactions manually.
Let me know if you need extra help in paying your employee. I've got your back!