Tag Archives: fair pay

Additional Information for 2017 EEO-1 Reporting

Following the announcement placing the EEO-1 pay data requirement on indefinite hold, the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has clarified open questions regarding the details for 2017 EEO-1 Reports.  In an e-mail sent to report filers, the Committee clarified: The deadline to file EEO-1 reports for 2017 is March 31, 2018; The Reports must be based on a payroll period in … Continue Reading

Complimentary Webinar: What should you do now to prepare for EEO-1 Annual Pay Data Reporting

EEO-1 Annual Pay Data Reporting Has Arrived: What Should Employers Do Now?  As we’ve been reporting, the new EEO-1 reporting rules require employers with 100 or more employees to annually report W-2 earnings, work hours, race/ethnicity and gender for all U.S. employees, separately for each location. First reporting will be on 2017 data. The first … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Final Pay Data Reporting Report and Paid Sick Leave Regulations Released

On the eve of the end of its fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor has released final rules for new EEO-1 Pay Data reporting obligations as well as paid sick leave regulations for federal contractors. EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting As highly anticipated, and a day before the deadline for the 2016 EEO-1 reporting period, EEOC … Continue Reading

EEOC To Publish Update to EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Proposal

EEOC has released, for publication tomorrow, an update with changes to its proposed EEO-1 pay data collection report.  Once published in the federal register, the public will have 30 days to submit comments.  This update takes into consideration public comments received on the Agency’s initially proposed pay data collection tool.  As it did previously, Jackson … Continue Reading

EEOC Releases New Documents Regarding Pay, Pregnancy

In addition to OFCCP’s release this week of its updated Sex Discrimination Rule, to coincide with White House’s United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released three new resource documents dealing with equal pay and pregnancy discrimination. The three documents released are: Equal Pay and the EEOC’s Proposal to … Continue Reading

OFCCP Releases Updated Sex Discrimination Rule

As anticipated, OFCCP has released its new Sex Discrimination Rules – replacing the outdated Sex Discrimination Guidelines that have been in place since the 1970s.  The release coincides with the White House’s United State of Women Summit being held today in Washington D.C.. The new rule will go into effect on August 15, 2016 and addresses … Continue Reading

Final Revised Overtime Rule Released by Department of Labor

The U.S Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has finalized its much anticipated revisions to the rules governing overtime compensation. The revisions, in part, increase the income level of those who are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476, almost doubling the prior threshold, allowing a greater number of employees to qualify for overtime pay. According … Continue Reading

National Equal Pay Day 2016

April 12, 2016 is National Equal Pay Day – the date which symbolizes the additional days into the current year women must work, on average, to reach the average pay of men during the previous year. In the past year, the emphasis on fair pay has continued to grow. In fact, 2015 and the early … Continue Reading

Comments Submitted on EEO-1 Pay Data Proposal

As part of the vibrant dialogue currently underway surrounding the EEOC’s proposal for modification of the annual EEO-1 Report to include information on pay, Jackson Lewis submitted feedback for the Agency’s consideration. During the public comment period, which closed April 1, 2016, Matt Camardella, Stephanie Lewis, Jennifer Seda and Stacey Bastone prepared and submitted a … Continue Reading

EEOC’s Proposed Pay Data Collection: What You Should Be Thinking About Now

As a follow up to our previous blogs about EEOC’s release of its proposed changes to the EEO-1 Report, Jackson Lewis systemic and pay discrimination experts, Stephanie E. Lewis, Paul Patten, Jennifer Seda and Mickey Silberman, have poured over the proposal and provide their insights and analyses in a recent article, “EEOC Proposes to Collect Pay Data from Employers.” We will … Continue Reading

Pay Data Reporting Proposal Published in Federal Register

As we reported last week, EEOC has proposed an amendment to the annual EEO-1 form for the collection of employee pay data.  The proposed amendment has now been officially published in the Federal Register and is available for public comment.  The deadline to submit comments is April 1, 2016. Pursuant to regulation, there will also be … Continue Reading

New York Substantially Increases Employer Obligations Related To Fair Pay, Pay Transparency

Following the trend set by the Pay Transparency Executive Order 13665 and Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the California Fair Pay Act, this week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed a series of bills aimed at significantly strengthening fair pay, “pay transparency” and other legal protections available in the workplace. The five new bills impact New … Continue Reading

OFCCP Announces Pay Transparency Final Rule

OFCCP announced this morning the release of the anticipated final rule implementing Executive Order 13665, commonly referred to as the Pay Transparency Executive Order.  The Rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2015 and will take effect 120 days from publication –  January 11, 2016. The final rule applies to … Continue Reading

Not Done Yet: An Update on OFCCP’s Regulatory Agenda

With the release of the new veterans and individuals with disabilities regulations, as well as roll-out of the new scheduling letter and LGBT regulations, OFCCP accomplished a lot over the last year and it’s not done yet. The latter-half of 2015 and into 2016 looks to bring more regulatory changes. The following items remain on … Continue Reading

OFCCP Director Shiu Encourages Feedback on Pay Transparency Rules

Via  blog post on the day the proposed pay transparency regulations were officially published in the federal register, OFCCP Director Pat Shiu encouraged “all interested parties” to provide feedback on the Agency’s proposed rules.  The public comment period is open for 90 days and will close December 16, 2014. Let your voice be heard.    … Continue Reading

OMB Releases Pay Data Collection Tool

We have learned OMB has today released the proposed pay data collection tool to be published in the Federal Register on Friday.  Once published, the public will have 90 days to submit comments.  Details are still emerging on this breaking news.  We will update you as soon as we learn more so make sure to stay … Continue Reading

Breaking News: President Obama Signs Executive Order Requiring Federal Agencies to Take Record of Labor and Employment Law Violations into Account When Awarding Contracts, and Placing New Reporting Burdens on Government Contractors

In the latest in a series of recent Executive Orders signed by the President,  creating significant additional burdens for federal contractors, the President signed today the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order”.  In addition to releasing the EO, the White House also published a fact sheet on the new obligations contained in the EO. … Continue Reading

Let Your Voice be Heard! Upcoming Pay Equity Regulations Will Change Your World So Make Sure to Speak Up

Continuing to pursue his pay equity agenda, President Obama took the steering wheel by issuing two Executive Orders and a game-changing Presidential Memo in February and April.  Each of these actions requires the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue proposed regulations to implement the actions and flesh-out the many details not addressed in the Executive … Continue Reading

Breaking News: OFCCP Sends Proposed Comp Data Collection Tool to OMB

As we’ve been sharing, OFCCP is working to develop a pay data collection tool for federal contractors in response to President Obama’s recent Presidential Memorandum on Pay Discrimination.  We have learned OFCCP sent its proposed regulation for this tool to OMB yesterday for review; it is not yet, however, available to the public.  Once we obtain more details we … Continue Reading

OFCCP Listens to Stakeholder Initial Thoughts On Pay Data Collection Tool

On April 29, 2014, OFCCP held the first of what we expect will be several meetings with interested parties regarding impending regulations implementing President Obama’s latest efforts to combat pay discrimination.  As we previously shared, on April 8, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13665 prohibiting government contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against individuals for … Continue Reading

Fair Pay: A Top Priority for Everyone

Everyone is talking about pay discrimination these days.  Even the Presidential candidates (and their running mates) are focused on the persistent pay gap and their plans for addressing pay in the workplace over the next four years.  Regardless of which party wins the election, it is clear compensation will remain in the spot light.  It … Continue Reading
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