DOL abruptly ends PAID program Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 04:00 AM

The US Department of Labor has closed the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program, effective January 29, 2021 when it was announced. The program ended less than three years from its launch date in 2018.

From the DOL release: 

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the immediate end of its Payroll Audit Independent Determination program launched by the department’s Wage and Hour Division in 2018. The program allowed employers to self-report federal minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act to avoid litigation, penalties or damages, and prohibited affected workers from taking any private action on the identified violations.

“Workers are entitled to every penny they have earned,” said Wage and Hour Division Principal Deputy Administrator Jessica Looman. “The Payroll Audit Independent Determination program deprived workers of their rights and put employers that play by the rules at a disadvantage. The U.S. Department of Labor will rigorously enforce the law, and we will use all the enforcement tools we have available.” 

Read the full news release.

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