When you view a payroll report in QuickBooks, are the names of the employees listed alphabetically by first name. Update your Preferences for payroll to allow the names to sort alphabetically by last name.
(Go to “Edit” up in the top left corner next to “File”, down to Preferences, drop down to Employees. On the Company tab under Employees, under ’Display Employee List by:’ mark the Last Name box. Be sure to save before closing the window.)