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Workplace Word - The New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Burdens Employers

02/22/2016

by Karl O. Riley and Swen Prior

In conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the EEOC and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed employers of 100 or more employees additionally report employee pay and hours worked information. The EEOC and OFCCP touts this proposal as a minimal burden for employers that “will help focus public enforcement of our equal pay laws and provide better insight into discriminatory pay practices across industries and occupations.” They also claim that “[t]his information is shared with other authorized federal agencies in order to avoid duplicate collection of data and reduce the burden placed on employers.” Do not be fooled; the government is not doing employers any favors as these new requirements will require a significant amount of new data and will require some work to ensure compliance.

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