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On Jan. 29, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced the immediate end of its Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program, a nationwide program that assists employers in expediting the resolution of inadvertent overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Enacted in 2018 under the Trump administration, the PAID Program’s primary objectives were to resolve such claims expeditiously and without litigation, improve employers’ compliance with overtime and minimum wage obligations and ensure that more employees receive the back wages they are owed—faster.

According to a DOL news release, employers and workers are encouraged to call a WHD office in their area for FLSA compliance assistance; all calls are confidential. More information on the FLSA and other federal wage laws can be found on the DOL website.