“Show Me the Money”: EEOC Seeks Pay Data from Large Employers

February 4, 2016

On January 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced a proposal to begin collecting pay data from private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors. The EEOC currently collects data about employees’ gender, race, and ethnicity by job category through the Employer Information Report EEO-1; this proposal would require covered employers to also supply information on employee earnings in those reports. Employers should be aware that the final Rule is expected to go into effect for the September 30, 2017 employer information report filing deadline.

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