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EEOC TO RESUME DATA COLLECTION APRIL 26, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws applicable generally to employers with 15 or more employees (age discrimination requires 20 employees) and prohibits discriminating against a job applicant or employee because of an employee’s protected characteristics such as race, gender and age, among others.  The laws apply to all work activities such as hiring, promotion, wages and benefits and firing.

On March 29, 2021, EEOC announced it will resume collecting work force data from private employers. The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 component data will be Monday, July 19, 2021. Public employers also have to submit, but at a later date.

Work place data is summary pay data that provides EEOC wage information broken down by race, ethnicity and gender.  It is used by EEOC to help identify pay trends, inform investigations and focus resources.  It is human resource summary data, not individual pay dat., The goal is to help identify and evaluate pay disparities.

The collection had been suspended last year due to COVID.  Therefore, employers are being given 12 weeks (rather than ten weeks) to enter their data into the EEOC’s portal because it is a two year collection.  This obligation to produce and file the data through their portal is incumbent upon employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 plus employees.

Employers can obtain more information at https:/EEOCdata.org. You should receive an email from the EEOC beginning March 29, 2021.  When collection begins, there are resources available at that website to help employers with their filings.

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