Senate Approves EEOC Nominees

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Sharon Fast Gustafson as general counsel and the re-nomination of Democrat Charlotte Burrows as commissioner for a second term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Both approvals came via a process known as unanimous consent, which does not require a vote. Two days earlier, the […]

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EEO-1 Component 2 Data Collection Starts Today

Pay data collection for 2017 and 2018 for EEO-1 filers — called Component 2 — starts today with the opening of a dedicated portal. The data collection was ordered by a federal judge in National Women’s Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al. Businesses with at least 100 employees and […]

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EEOC Nominations Sent for Confirmation

President Trump has nominated Republican Keith Sonderling of the Labor Department to fill a vacancy on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and at the same time re-nominated Democrat Charlotte Burrows for another five-year term. Burrows’ term expired July 1 but she can remain on the board while the Senate works on her confirmation. Sonderling […]

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SCOTUS Ruling Makes Employer Discrimination Defense Harder

The Supreme Court this month resolved a split among the circuit courts regarding Title VII lawsuits and discrimination filings with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin, provides that an employee […]

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EEOC Wellness Rule Rewrite Pushed Back to December

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been under court order since 2017 to better explain the rationale behind the incentive portion of the wellness rule it promulgated in 2016. The rule governs employer-sponsored wellness programs and allows employers to offer an incentive equal to 30 percent of the cost of self-only health coverage to […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Outsourced, Portal Due to Open by July 15

In its latest update to its supervising court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on May 24 detailed plans to coordinate the collection of EEO-1 Pay Data (Component 2 of the annual report) with NORC at the University of Chicago, which describes itself as “an objective non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous […]

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After Four Months, EEOC Has a Quorum

Janet Dhillon was approved today by the U.S. Senate on a 50-43 party-line vote to assume the role of chairperson for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The current acting chair, Victoria Lipnic, will remain as a commission member. Dhillon’s approval brings the total number of commissioners to three — out of five possible — […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data for 2017 and 2018 Due by Sept. 30

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), pursuit to a federal judge’s order, has published a notice in the Federal Register stating that all affected companies must report their pay data for 2017 and 2018 (Component 2 of the EEO-1 Report) by Sept. 30, 2019. Businesses with at least 100 employees and federal contractors with at […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Now Due by Sept. 30

UPDATE: Judge Tanya S. Chutkan today approved the EEOC’s new deadline of Sept. 30. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has told a federal judge, who previously ruled the agency must proceed with its once-suspended pay data collection, that it is extending the deadline for Component 2 (pay data) of the EEO-1 Report until Sept. […]

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SCOTUS to Resolve Split on LGBT Rights under Title VII

Circuit courts have split on whether gender identity and sexual orientation are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as have the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The commission maintains Title VII’s protections based on “sex” include gender identity and sexual orientation, while the […]

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