“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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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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