Is DOL's New Self-Audit Program A Win-Win?

By Jim Coleman (March 22, 2018, 9:39 AM EDT) -- The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it will soon implement the "Payroll Audit Independent Determination," or PAID, program. The purpose of the new program is to present employers with an opportunity to correct minimum wage and overtime errors under the Fair Labor Standards Act with a level of finality, at least as to the FLSA, as to those that accept the back wage payment. Previously, obtaining enforceable waivers of FLSA rights in exchange for back wage payments were limited to active wage and hour investigations in which agreements were reached with the WHD to pay back wages to the employees covered by the investigation....

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