Paul DeCamp Cited in “Self-Audit in Response to DOL PAID Pilot Program”

SHRM.org

Paul DeCamp, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC office, was cited in SHRM.org, in “Self-Audit in Response to DOL PAID Pilot Program,” by Allen Smith.

Following is an excerpt:

More employers are likely to self-audit their pay practices and correct errors as a result of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, employment attorneys say. …

Under the FLSA, employees cannot waive their right to sue unless the DOL or court approves the settlement. The PAID program provides employers with a mechanism to obtain such a DOL settlement. …

The PAID program is good for employees too, said Paul DeCamp, an attorney with Epstein Becker Green in Washington, D.C., and a former administrator of the Wage and Hour Division. When a worker accepts back pay under the program, the employee is made whole much faster than is typically the case in litigation and doesn’t have to give a share to a lawyer, he noted. …

Employers may have to pay employees an additional sum beyond what was negotiated through the PAID program to resolve state claims, DeCamp noted.