Self-Audit Program May Help Employers Correct Wage Errors

May 8, 2018
Labor Standards

When paying employees, has your company inadvertently violated the Fair Labor Standards Act? Even with the best of intentions, mistakes happen.

Eligible employers may now be able to conduct a self-audit of certain wage practices, thanks to a pilot program from the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). This program — called Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) — was recently launched as a tool for employers to uncover payroll errors on their own. Employers who use the PAID program and discover that they’ve underpaid some employees can correct their payment errors and coordinate with WHD to avoid penalties. Read more