Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1967 requires all U.S. employers with 100 or more employees (and certain government contractors) to report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) each year the racial/ethnic and gender composition of their workforce. Employers submit this data on an EEO-1 Form.

The Office of Management and Budget had previously stayed the EEOC’s collection of this data. However, a recent federal court ruling vacated the stay, and now covered employers must submit calendar year 2018 pay data (i.e., their EEO-1 Component 2 data) by September 30, 2019.

This doesn’t change the May 31, 2019 deadline for covered employers to submit Component 1 data to the EEOC.

The EEOC also will be collecting pay data for either calendar year 2017 or 2019. The EEOC is expected to make a decision about what data it will collect by May 3, 2019.

Employers can find updates about the the EEO-1 data collection process here. The Coppola Firm also routinely posts updates such as this here on our blog. If you’re an employer with questions about New York or federal law, contact us. Our team of attorneys stands ready to assist you.