On Oct. 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a six-month extension to its overtime and minimum wage compliance initiative, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program.

According to a WHD news release, the PAID program helps workers receive more back wages due in an expedited manner, without having to wait for lengthy investigations to conclude or court cases to resolve.

WHD launched the PAID program as a six-month pilot program in April to allow employers to conduct audits, and if they discover overtime or minimum wage violations, self-report those violations. Employers may then work in good faith with WHD to correct their mistakes and to quickly provide 100 percent of the back wages due to their affected employees.

Visit the DOL’s website to learn more about the PAID program and who can participate.