Overview: The EEOC requires employers with 100 or more employees to comply with the EEOC's annual reporting requirements.
Most employers are covered and required to report even though there are some exemptions, i.e., state and local governments, school systems etc. Employers with 100 or more employees must annually submit an EEO-1 Report.
The EEO-1 Report requires that employers provide information about the gender and ethnic breakdown of the workforce as it pertains to numerous job categories as well as the employer's location and business purpose.
The EEOC provides documentation on its website to assist employers in classifying their workforce.
On September 29, 2016, the EEOC announced approval of a revised EEO-1 Report which would have required certain employers to provide data on wages and hours worked. However, on August 29, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a stay of the requirement to report additional data and information on workers' wages and work hours on a revised EEO-1 Report. The previously approved EEO-1 form which collects data on race, ethnicity and gender by occupational category will remain in effect. Employers should plan to comply with the earlier approved EEO-1 (Component 1) by the previously set filing date of March 31, 2018. For the 2018 EEO-1 Report, employers should report on employment data chosen from a payroll period in October, November or December of 2017.
Author: Beth P. Zoller, JD, Legal Editor
Updated to reflect extension to file EEO-1 Report.
The EEOC changed the filing deadline posted on its website to give employers additional time for filing their 2017 EEO-1 report.
The EEOC has told employers not to report their employees' pay data when filing their 2017 EEO-1 report. However, employers should continue to report the same data about the ethnicity, race and sex of workers by job category as they filed in previous years.
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