EEOC Opens Data Collection

We knew it was coming, but on Monday of this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the opening of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection process. The report is a mandatory annual data collection effort that requires all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with…

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Expanding the Ban the Box Restriction

Late last month, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act and expanding restrictions on the use of criminal background checks for employment purposes. The new law also obligates employers in the Land of Lincoln (who are required to file the federal EEO-1 report) to also submit equal…

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EEOC Again Requiring Pay Data

Just over one week ago the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resurrected a mandatory filing for qualified employers of 2019 and 2020 workplace diversity data (EEO-1 Component 1). Generally speaking, the dictate applies to employers with at least 100 employees as well as federal contractors with 50 or more employees. You may recall that the…

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EEOC Schedules Opening EEO-1 Reporting for April

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that collections for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data that was postponed in 2020 will begin in April 2021. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying business shutdowns, data collection was postponed last year. In addition, a study was contracted for by…

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EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reports until March 2021

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the havoc it continues to wreak on the US economy, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has suspended requirements for the filing of the EEO-1 report until March of 2021. Previously, all private employers with 100 or more employees were required by federal regulation to annually file…

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EEOC Extends Pay Data Window

Notwithstanding the deadline for employers to collect and report certain pay data for the 2017 and 2018 calendar years to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was this past Tuesday, October 1, the agency has again extended the window for employers to do so. Essentially the agency, which is under court order to collect the…

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EEOC Restricts Pay Data Collection

The ongoing saga over what pay data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will require from large employers on the EEO-1 form appears to be changing again. Yesterday, the agency published official notice in the Federal Register that it will collect basic information on worker demographics over the next three years, but will no longer…

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EEOC Begins EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

After several significant delays, prompted by court challenges, regulatory delays and other issues, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week launched its dedicated web-based portal for businesses that employ 100 or more individuals to begin providing expanded pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018.  This data, delineated by race, ethnicity…

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Court Sets September 30 for EEO-1 Reporting

Yesterday, the federal court for the District of Columbia formally set September 30, 2019 as the deadline for employers to submit “Component 2” data from the EEO-1 form. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been battling challengers in court over the effective date, when employers must submit information on employee compensation and hours worked,…

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No Clarity Yet from Court on EEO-1 Deadline

Despite another hearing having been held this week in the federal court in DC, there is no further clarification on the final deadline for submission of pay data in the court challenge brought by advocates. The court this week admonished EEOC for not having their act together and for removing the requirement completely earlier this…

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