Pay data reporting is back (for now)

After a tortured history, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) pay data collection requirements are back—at least for now. In accordance with some recent federal court rulings, all employers with 100 or more employees, and all government contractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in government contracts, must submit summarized pay data for all employees for 2017 and 2018 to the EEOC by September 30, 2019. The government is appealing the court rulings, and there is still a possibility that the pay data reporting will not happen. But pending the appeal and further details regarding the format and process for reporting the information, employers should begin to collect and review 2017 and 2018 pay data and clean up any errors.

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