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Should You Get PAID?

On March 6, 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new pilot program: Payroll Audit Independent Determination, or PAID. The stated purpose of the program is to expedite resolution of overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Should you consider participating?

The DOL Has Been Busy Lately!

Several recent developments at the Department of Labor could signal some key changes in the relationship between employers and the DOL. Read this post to find out what the changes are, and what their impact might be.

David Weil Confirmed as Head of WHD

On April 28, the Senate voted 51-42 to approve the nomination of David Weil to be the new Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) at the Department of Labor (DOL). What can we expect from this new leader?

Increased Budget for DOL in 2015

Earlier this week, the White House released the Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1, 2014. Of particular interest to employers, the budget calls for an additional $11.8 billion for the Department of Labor (DOL), including an increase of $41 million in funding for the Wage & Hour Division (WHD).

A Really Fresh Idea

SUBWAY has agreed to work with the Department of Labor to help increase wage and hour compliance among its franchisees. Using a combination of education and enforcement, their initiative is designed to encourage fair pay for employees and a level playing field for businesses.

Just for Fun: National Payroll Week Survey Now Open

Take a few minutes to answer this year’s quick and fun National Payroll Week survey and you could win a vacation in Las Vegas and a week’s pay.

The DOL Wants To Hear From You

The DOL is planning to conduct a survey to find out how much workers know about the consequences of employee misclassification. But first they’d like some input from the public.

Secretary of Labor Solis Resigns

In a surprise move, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has submitted her resignation to President Obama in order to “begin a new future.”

One More Reason You Need Accurate Time Records

The DOL Wage and Hour Division has launched a smartphone app that allows workers to track their own time and calculate their own pay to compare against their pay stub. Are your official company time and attendance records up to snuff?

Really Bad Advice

You should be careful who you listen to for advice, especially when it comes to time and attendance. Here are some examples of really bad advice we’ve found online — and the straight scoop on what you should do instead!