Employers Must Submit Worker Pay Data to EEOC by September 30

Employers with at least 100 employees, and federal contractors with at least 50 employees and a contract of $50,000 or more with the federal government, must file an EEO-1 with pay data by September 30, 2019 to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Component 1 of the EEO-1, also referred to as the annual workforce data report, requires employers to provide the size of their workforce as well as job categories, race, sex, and ethnicity. This is due on May 31, 2019.

Component 2, which is currently at issue, involves employees’ hours worked and pay information by race, ethnicity, and gender. The EEOC recently told a federal judge that it may require employers to submit pay data, in additional to the already required demographic information, broken down by race, gender, and ethnicity.

The pay data, requiring submission from a single payroll period of the employer’s choosing between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, could be due on September 30, 2019. The EEOC has not yet confirmed whether it will be requiring such data by September 30 and encourages employers to monitor the agency’s website: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.