If the automatic Wages & salaries account is renamed and/or given an account code, the new name does not appear when defining payslip items. For example, if the account is renamed as below:
The new name appears correctly on the chart of accounts:
and in the Summary:
But when defining a payslip earnings item, the default account name appears:
All financial aspects of using the renamed account work as intended. The payslip item posts correctly when used on payslips.