By Jennifer L. Lippi, J.D., SPHR, PHRca

Generally, each year employers with 100 of more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees, are required to file the EEO-1 report, providing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) with data on the number of employees, their distribution by legal entity and location, and their demographic characteristics. 

The EEOC under the Obama Administration announced that starting in March of 2018, it would collect employee pay data on a revised EEO-1 report. A few months later, the EEOC under the Trump Administration announced an indefinite stay of the additional pay data reporting requirements.  However, as the result of a new court decision, the EEOC could begin requiring pay data on future EEO-1 forms, although much uncertainty still remains. 

On March 18, 2019, the EEOC announced it was going to submit a timeline for employers to comply with the pay data collection requirement by April 3, 2019.  It is unclear whether the expanded reporting obligations would apply to this filing cycle or the next filing cycle.  Employers should say abreast of the developing news on this topic. You may want to check out the EEOC website here to stay up to date.