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Labor Dept. encourages self-reporting of wage violations

Joe Mont | March 7, 2018

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new initiative, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, an effort to encourage the self-reporting of wage and hour violations.

The PAID program facilitates resolution of potential violations, without litigation, and ensures employees promptly receive the wages they are owed. The intent is to expedite resolution of “inadvertent overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

Under the program, the Wage and Hour Division will oversee resolution of the potential violations by assessing the amount of wages due and supervising their payment to employees.

The Division will not impose penalties or liquidated damages to finalize a settlement for employers who choose to participate in the PAID program and proactively work with the Division to fix and resolve their potential...

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