A (Temporary?) Reprieve: Employers No Longer Required to Submit Pay Data to the EEOC

September 5, 2017

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announcedthat the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would stay the new  EEO- 1 pay reporting requirements that had been scheduled to take effect in March 2018.

As previously reported, in September 2016, the EEOC amended its Form EEO-1 to require that employers with 100 or more employees report detailed pay data on their workforce, broken down by the employees’ gender, race and ethnicity.  The revised form, which was due to the EEOC on March 31, 2018, required that employers submit W-2 compensation and hours data, divided into 12 separate pay bands.  These employers – and federal contractors with 50-99 employees – were already required to provide data on employees’ gender, race and ethnicity by job category on the existing EEO-1 form.

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