The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was all but set to collect a new EEO-1 report for the 2017 reporting season as part of its continuing effort to combat wage discrimination. That’s no longer the case.
In late July, Bass Pro Shops settled with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $10.5 million dollars and a promise to enforce certain initiatives, including the creation of an Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Equal rights in America never come in one fell swoop. Civil rights marches, protests, demonstrations, legal cases, and legislation all play a hand in bringing America, step by step, closer to equality, especially in the workplace.
Pay discrimination in the workplace is something that no one is in favor of—yet it’s a persistent problem throughout the country. Breakdowns based on race and gender show that a wage gap exists, despite the consensus that everyone doing equal work should be paid equally, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.
While compliance isn’t fun, it’s definitely better than the alternative. No matter how little you enjoy the data collection, record keeping, and form filing required for compliance, you probably enjoy paying fines even less.
In September 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced enhanced EEO-1 reporting requirements. These additional reporting rules required all employers subject to completing the EEO-1 form to report on employees’ W-2 wage data and hours worked. However, partly because of an outcry among businesses, these increased reporting requirements have been suspended. For the upcoming 2017 EEO-1 report deadline, employers do not need to report employee wage and hours worked data.
Even those well versed in regulation can get confused when it comes to new and changing requirements. Such is the case with the new EEO-1 report, which is different for the 2017 compliance season.
For those of you who are affected by this change, we’ve pulled together the answers to your top questions about the new report.