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DOL pilots PAID program for some FLSA violations

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The Department of Labor has announced a pilot program called PAID, which stands for the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program. Under this alternative dispute resolution program, you will self-audit for inadvertent violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and report them to the DOL. The DOL will then facilitate settlements with employees. In addition, the DOL won’t levy penalties on participants. The pilot, which began in April, will run for six months, after which the DOL will evaluate the results.

Get PAID. You can participate in PAID, provided you’re not currently being investigated by the DOL, already involved in a lawsuit or you’ve been informed by an employee’s lawyer that a lawsuit is imminent or that the employee wishes to settle a pending lawsuit. You can’t use the program to resolve repeat violations.

You must review the DOL’s compliance assistance materials, which are available at www.dol....(register to read more)

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