Earlier this month, we authored a blog asking “Will Employers Need to Include Pay Data in EEO-1 Surveys This Year?” The verdict is in and the answer is “Yes,” assuming you are required to submit an annual EEO-1 Survey in the first place. (If you have questions about whether this requirement applies to your business, check out our previous blog post or review the “EEO-1: Who Must File” section of the EEO-1 website).
Last week, a federal judge presiding over the EEO-1 pay data case ruled that employers will have until September 30, 2019, to submit their Component 2 pay data. To recap, Component 2 data includes pay information from employees’ W-2 forms organized by race, gender, and ethnicity (more about that here). The EEOC announced late last week that it will collect Component 2 data for both calendar year 2017 and 2018. More details are available on the EEO-1 website.
The mechanics of reporting this information still needs to be sorted out by the EEOC. Even so, employers should begin planning for the September 30 reporting deadline now. This means strategizing with your EEO-1 experts on how best to pull this data so that it can be efficiently transmitted to the EEOC when the reporting process is further explained.
We will keep our subscribers posted on any developments. This will be an important topic discussed during our employment law update at Skoler Abbott’s Labor and Employment Law Conference on May 21, 2019. If you have not already registered, click here for more information on the event.