Court ruling: Employers must send EEOC pay data by September

Attention all EEO-1 reporting employers: Some additional compliance requirements are heading your way

A federal judge recently ruled that in addition to submitting EEO-1 surveys on employee demographic data, employers now must also report employee pay data to the Commission. The deadline for this new requirement is September 30, 2019.

To fall under the EEO-1 reporting requirement, employers must have at least 100 employees and federal contractors. At least 50 of those workers need to have a contract of $50,000 or more.

Focus on pay gaps

The EEOC is requiring employers to report the hours worked and earnings for all full- and part-time workers from any pay period between October 1 and December 31, 2018 (the employer can choose which period).

Employers will also be required to report the employees’ sex and race/ethnicity, as the collection of this data is to help identify and correct systemic pay gaps based on these factors.

The judge already decided the EEOC should also collect a second year of pay data — the Commission is deciding whether it wants 2017 data, or if it’ll wait until 2019 ends.

Rachel Mucha
Rachel writes about Human Resource management and has been a member of the HRMorning staff since 2017. She is a graduate of Ithaca College.