Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2018, 3:55 PMUpdated: March 6, 2018, 9:23 PM

Labor Secretary Invites Businesses to Self-Report Wage Violations (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Businesses can soon report overtime and minimum wage violations and avoid litigation, under a new initiative the labor secretary unveiled at a congressional hearing March 6.

“Employees will receive 100 percent of back wages owed, without the costs of attorney fees,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told House appropriators. “This will be reserved for companies that realize their mistakes, and they come forward. The intention is to get the money owed” to workers faster, he said.

Starting in one month, the department plans to launch a pilot self-reporting program for about six months and then decide whether to continue the initiative, ...

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