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PAID Program Provides a Way to Resolve Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

Author: Lee E. Tankle

6/11/2018

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PAID Program Provides a Way to Resolve Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

Q. I suspect that our company may have inadvertently committed overtime and minimum wage violations. Is there a way I can make this right without incurring substantial legal liability?

A. Possibly. Earlier this year, the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division announced the creation of a new nationwide pilot program called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program. In short, the PAID program encourages employers to conduct payroll self-audits and, if they discover overtime or minimum wage violations, self-report those violations to the DOL and work with the DOL to rectify the problem and ensure employees are paid any wages owed.

Before reaching out to DOL in an effort to resolve any pay issues under PAID, employers must certify that they have read certain compliance materials about the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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