Remember full-service gas stations? These days, we have self-service pumps. Remember cashiers at the grocery store? Now, most chains offer self-service checkout. Remember the DOL auditing your labor practices? Not so fast – they still do that. But now employers can take the “do-it-yourself” approach too!
While it is easy to see the convenience and time savings of self-service at the gas station and the supermarket, it is not quite so obvious when it comes to the DOL. But they just may be on to something. As we previously reported, last spring the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) launched the pilot Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program. Due to its success, the PAID program has been extended for another six months.