Employers Must Provide Pay Data to EEOC by September 30

On April 25, 2019, a Washington, D.C. federal judge ruled that all employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees have until September 30, 2019 to submit their 2018 pay data to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), reflecting how much the employers paid workers of different sexes, races and ethnicities last year. This data is to be submitted as Component 2 of the EEO-1 form, and will supplement the EEOC’s long-running collection of employers’ demographic data. The decision accepts the deadline proposed by the EEOC, following the court’s March ruling reinstating the data collection adopted by the Obama administration to root out gender- and race-based pay gaps, which was rolled back by the Trump administration in 2017 for various reasons, including paperwork burden. The EEOC previously indicated that it did not have the infrastructure to accept and secure employers’ pay data. The…

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