Staying in the regulatory realm a bit longer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public hearing earlier this week on proposed changes to the EEO-1 form. The proposed revisions deal specifically with the collection of pay data broken down by race, ethnicity and gender as was required by an Obama administration initiative. EEOC, under President Trump, sought to abandon the mandate of collecting the additional data but was ultimately required by the courts to collect data for years 2017 and 2018. That done, the agency announced a few months ago that it would stop requiring the additional information from employers because of the extra burden it placed on businesses and their contention that the additional information was not of sufficient value. During the hearing, a number of the invited witnesses testified that the extra data complicated the collection process and in the end, was not valuable toward the goal of ensuring more pay equity.