The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor strives to improve the workforce on a national level by achieving compliance with labor standards. One way the Division plans to stay on top of this mission is with a new pilot program, expediting back wages to employees, without any extra fees.
Created under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program frees employees from violations and litigations. The program will be active for six months, at which point it will be evaluated for future integration.
Those choosing to work with the Division through the PAID program to resolve compensation errors will not face penalties in arriving at a settlement. However, not everyone is eligible to participate. Anyone under investigation by the Division or in current litigation will be unable to take advantage of this service, nor can employers use the program multiple times to resolve the same violations.
Learn more about this program here.