DOL May Release EEO-1 Reports

Back in January of 2019, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking EEO-1 report data from federal contractors who filed during the period of 2016 through 2020. Since that filing, CIR has submitted several amended FOIA, most recently in June of this year. In response, the Department…

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Report Calls for More Data Collection

A report commissioned by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was released yesterday and calls for an expansion of data collection by the agency. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) analyzed the expanded EEO-1 data that was collected by EEOC from private employers and federal contractors for reporting years 2017 to…

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EEO-1 Reports Due May 17

And speaking of reverting back to earlier requirements, remember the EEO-1 reports that President Trump was phasing out? Well, the resurrected EEO-1 Component 1 reports for 2021 are due by May 17, 2022. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a week ago that the EEO-1 Data Collection platform is now open. All private sector…

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Illinois Equal Pay Act Amended

The Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA) last changed when Governor Pritzker signed the most recent amendment into law last June – a change that didn’t fully take effect until today, so Illinois employers may need to be reminded of their obligations under the IEPA. As amended, the IEPA requires all private businesses with more than…

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EEOC Shortens EEO-1 Report Window

Although it is no doubt not “top of mind” for many at this point, the window for collecting and submitting EEO-1 employment data has been shortened. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week announced that the EEO-1 Component 1 data collection portal would be opening on April 12, 2022 with the deadline for filing…

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EEO-1 Reporting Portal Closing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced this week that notwithstanding an October 25, 2021 final deadline to submit and certify the mandatory 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 reports, you must do so no later than Monday, November 15. Despite the confusing multiple final deadlines, the agency announcement stipulates that those who have not…

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EEO-1 Deadline Approaching

We want to remind those covered employers that the extension granted for employers required to file EEO-1 reports will expire on October 25, just 10 days from today! You’ll recall that back in the summer months, EEOC also made it quite clear at the time that the new deadline would be final and not further…

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“Another one bites the dust!”

As the Biden administration continues trying to reverse seemingly every action of the predecessor Trump administration – especially those that are perceived as favorable to business – the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced last week and published in the Federal Register that it plans to rescind a November 2019 notice regarding EEO-1…

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EEOC Pushes Out Deadline

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has announced that it has extended the reporting deadline for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports until October 25, 2021. The EEO-1 is a mandatory annual report for private employers with 100 or more employees and requires submission detailing demographic work data by race/ethnicity, sex and job categories. Originally…

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Joint Employer Reversal Coming

More egregious NLRB changes may still be in the on-deck circle, but DOL changes to the Trump-era definition of joint-employer are well on the way to reality. In fact, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing a new final rule proposed back in March by the Department of Labor Wage…

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