Bill Has Come Due: Part II Upcoming EEO-1 Form Submission Deadline

By: Attorney David A. Richie– Weld Riley, S.C.

Dedicated readers of the Weld Report may recall a blog post from a few months ago announcing that a federal district court had ordered all mid-size and large private employers to collect data about how much they pay their employees – broken down by sex, race, and ethnicity – and submit that data to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

At the time the previous blog was published, it was unknown whether the judge’s ruling would be reversed or stayed. To be safe, we advised all private employers with over 100 employees to begin the prep work of compiling the pay data. As it turns out, the Department of Justice did file a Notice of Appeal, but that did not stay the district court’s order or alter employers’ obligation to submit the pay data by September 30.

To help facilitate this obligation, the EEOC recently opened a portal for the collection of pay and hours worked data on its website, which can be found here. The form used to collect the pay data is known as “Component 2” of the EEO-1 form. Employers that are required to file the EEO-1 form must submit Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by the September 30 deadline.

Additional resources for filers, including FAQs, sample data collection forms, and instructions are available here.

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