EEOC Proposes Changes to Pay Collection Requirements

On February 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor (DOL), released a proposal that would require employers with 100 or more employees to report what they pay their workers, broken down by gender, race, and ethnicity. The proposal, which is believed to help focus public enforcement of equal pay laws and provide better insight into discriminatory pay practices across industries and occupations, stems from a recommendation of the President’s Equal Pay Task Force and a Presidential Memorandum issued in April 2014. The EEOC is looking to add aggregate data on pay ranges and hours worked to the EEO-1 information collected, beginning with the September 2017 report. More information can be found here.