Bloomberg Law
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:50 AM

Employers Can Still ‘Fess Up to Wage Errors, For Now

Jaclyn Diaz
Jaclyn Diaz

A six-month-old Labor Department program that offers reduced penalties to employers who self-report wage violations will be extended despite a slow start.

The Payroll Audit Independent Determination program, known as PAID, will continue for another six months, a senior DOL official told Bloomberg Law.

Overall, the department’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $304 million owed to workers in fiscal year 2018. PAID thus far has netted “a couple hundred thousand dollars” for “a couple hundred workers,” the official said, speaking on background.

PAID is designed to expedite the enforcement process for resolving minimum wage and overtime violations by giving employers ...