Employers Must Provide Pay Data to EEOC by September 30
April 24, 2019
By: Jill E. Hall
A federal judge ruled today that employers are required to provide 2018 pay data to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by September 30 detailing how much they paid workers as well as the number of hours worked. The data must be broken down by gender, race and ethnicity. The judge also ordered the EEOC to collect a second year of pay data and is allowing the Commission to decide whether to collect employers’ 2017 data or collect 2019 data in the future.
The Obama administration first implemented the new pay data reporting requirement with the goal of eradicating pay gaps based on gender and race. The Trump administration stayed the rule in 2017, but a law suit was filed to have the requirement reinstated. The Washington D.C. federal court ruled in March that the EEOC must include the pay data on the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). Employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees must be prepared to furnish the pay data by September 30.