As America Reopens, the U.S. Department of Labor’s PAID Program Helps Workers and Employers

The Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program (PAID) aims to provide employees with an opportunity to earn the salaries they’re owed and bring employers into compliance. The goal is to accomplish these objectives with productivity that saves taxpayers money, with more than $7 million in back wages for more than 11,000 employees.

“PAID is a commonsense program that helps employers comply with the law while ensuring workers get the money they’ve earned,” said Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella.

To participate in PAID, you must be

  1. Covered by the FLSA,
  2. Interested in proactively resolving potential minimum wage and overtime claims under the FLSA,
  3. Willing to commit to future compliance under the FLSA.

PAID addresses potential overtime and minimum wage breaches under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The primary goals of the initiative are to settle these cases efficiently and without litigation, enhance employer compliance, and ensure that more workers earn the back wages more efficiently.

The Wage and Hour Division encourages employers to audit their pay practices and consider participating in the PAID program. Find more information about the program regarding how PAID works, determining your eligibility, and payments at

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