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The Office of Management and Budget has suspended the new requirement for employers to report pay data in their EEO-1 reports.

The EEO-1 report collects data on race, ethnicity, and gender by occupational category and is required for employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees. The new requirement would have affected employers with 100 or more employees.

When filing EEO-1 reports, employers will not have to report wage information and total hours worked. The deadline for filing was moved from the normal September date to March 31, 2018 due to the new requirements. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) is keeping the revised filing date of March 31 in place.

Last year, the EEOC chair stated that this requirement was a step forward to address pay discrimination. Opponents argued that collecting this data would not help identify unlawful discrimination and was an unnecessary burden on employers.

We will continue to watch this issue. In the meantime, employers have a bit more time to file their EEO-1 reports and do not need to include data on pay or hours worked.

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