In a decision rendered earlier this week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved a request by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to close any further collection of pay data for years 2017 and 2018. The mandate for collection of the expanded pay data, which includes detailed information on sex, race and ethnicity, originated with a change in the EEO-1 Form by the Obama administration back in 2016. Since that time, the issue has been kicking around in a number of federal courts. Employer reporting requirements moving forward, especially as relates 2019, are uncertain as the EEOC’s authority to collect EEO-1 information expired in September of last year. The EEO-1 Form, detailing demographic data on the individuals a company employs, their distribution by both – entity and location as well as other characteristics, is required of employers with 100 or more employees. At this juncture, we would expect that the EEO-1 form and reporting schedule for 2019 data will not be released before May.