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Getting PAID – A New Path for Employers to Address Federal Wage and Hour Violations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It is a dilemma that many employers have faced. You discover that your company violated federal law on minimum wage or overtime payments. You want to fix the problem, but you do not know how to do so without prompting...more

USDOL Self-Report PAID Program: Benefits TBD

by Fisher Phillips on

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced its Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program to mixed reactions. The PAID program is meant to provide a framework for employers to proactively...more

PAID in Full? Be Careful in Following the DOL’s Lead

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a new nationwide pilot program aimed at allowing employers to self-report and self-remedy potential minimum wage and overtime violations. According to the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division...more

Getting "PAID" Just Got Easier: The DOL Rolls out a Pilot Initiative to Streamline the Resolution of Wage and Hour Violations

by FordHarrison on

On March 6, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (W&HD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rolled out a new nationwide pilot initiative, called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—or “PAID.” ...more

DOL Announces New Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) has announced a nationwide pilot program, The Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program (the “Program”), to facilitate self-correction of...more

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Wage and Hour Self-Reporting Program

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program, which encourages employers to self-report inadvertent overtime and minimum...more

Labor Department Launches Pilot Program For Employers to Self-Report Wage Violations

by Hogan Lovells on

During a Congressional hearing on March 6th, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta unveiled a six-month pilot program intended to encourage employers to self-audit and self-report accidental violations of the Fair Labor Standards...more

Tired Of Waiting For FLSA Litigation? Meet PAID, WHD’s Pilot Program For Proactive Employers.

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On Tuesday, the Wage & Hour Division announced a new program for resolving violations of the FLSA without the need for litigation. The Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—or “PAID”—is intended to facilitate the...more

Tax Reform/Tax Cuts, Who Cares? Tax Gross Up Damages Are Available Under Title VII

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Tax reform legislation is certainly one of the hottest topics in the media. Among others, several of the pressing questions regarding the proposed legislation are: Will it pass? If so, who will receive tax relief (and who...more

Cutting Through The Half-Time Murk In "Failed Exemption" Cases

by Fisher Phillips on

How does one calculate overtime pay due to plaintiffs who were erroneously treated as "white collar" employees exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements? Court decisions...more

Minimum Wage Increases Tomorrow for Most in St. Louis (eff. 5/5/17)

by Messner Reeves LLP on

On May 5, 2017, the minimum wage in St. Louis will increase to $10.00 per hour for most employees. All employers inside the geographic boundaries of the City of St. Louis must provide this notice of employee rights to all of...more

 Be Careful About Signing USDOL Back-Wage Summaries

by Fisher Phillips on

When U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators conclude that back-wages are due under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or another law the Division enforces, typically they present to the employer a...more

Wage and Hour Claims Surge in the Oil and Gas Industry

Since 2012, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) reports that it has recovered over $40 million in back wages for employees in the oil and gas industry.  Employers in the industry can expect claims to rise as the DOL...more

H-1B Employer Found Liable for Substantial Back Wages After Failing to Notify USCIS of Termination

As we have advised in the past, a bona fide termination of an H-1B employee by an employer only occurs when the employer does all of the following: (1) gives notice of termination to the H-1B worker; (2) notifies U.S....more

Subway, DOL Partner to Improve FLSA Compliance

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last week, the Subway restaurant chain entered into a landmark partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aimed at improving Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance among the chain's 27,000 franchisees. The DOL...more

Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Expanding upon a relationship started in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and Subway announced a voluntary compliance agreement earlier this week. Billed as an effort at increasing Subway’s social...more

Government Contract Employers Ordered to Pay Over $1M in Back Wages

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Restaurant Associates and its subcontractor, Personnel Plus, have been ordered by the Department of Labor to pay 674 workers $1,008,302 in back wages. The two employers contracted with the U.S. Government to food preparation...more

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