Work type does not exist Employment Hero Payroll error via the HR platform


Type. Feature. Error Description.
Import conflict. Work Types. Work type does not exist in Employment Hero payroll.


This error occurs when a work type does not exist on your Employment Hero (EH) Payroll platform. When your EH HR platform encounters this issue, it will automatically disable the affected work type.


The EH HR platform does not allow you to delete the work type while there is an employee timesheet linked to this data source.


You can resolve this error by adding the work type to your EH Payroll platform and then updating the data stored on your EH HR platform.

Interactive steps

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Written steps

Resolve this error
  1. Log into your Employment Hero Payroll platform.
  2. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  3. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  4. Click the   Work Types button.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. Complete the following fields:
    • Name.
    • External ID.
    • Automatically enabled for:
      • Full time.
      • Part time.
      • Casual.
      • Independent contractor.
    • Work maps to:
      • Employee's primary pay category.
      • Pay category.
      • Leave category.
      • Apply to pay run as leave accrual.
      • None (Shift condition):
        • Short code.
  7. Click the Save button.
  8. Log in to your Employment Hero platform.
  9. Click the   Payroll Settings menu.
  10. Click the Work Types submenu.
  11. Click the   Update From Payroll button.

    Helpful Hint

    The Work Types page will now show a grey   Updated button. This means the HR platform has successfully imported your work types from the Payroll platform.

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