Paystub and cash Wage and hour claims can build on one another, as in the case of unpaid overtime that leads to a claim for unpaid back wages—and that claim can bring about an investigation. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There are lots of unanswered questions about PAID (Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program), the Department of Labor’s self-reporting wage violation program. The pilot program encourages employers to audit their pay practices and self-report any Fair Labor Standards Act violations they uncover.

According to an HRDive report, there is the potential for problems arising for employers who self-report—but there are solutions, too. However, all is not clear cut and employers will want to think carefully about potential ramifications of joining the program.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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