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August 06, 2017

Lynne Anderson Quoted in SHRM on EEO-1 Pay Reporting HR Challenge

Florham Park partner Lynne Anderson was quoted in an article for SHRM’s HR Magazine titled “Revised EEO-1 Pay Reporting Presents HR with Dilemma: Comply Now or Wait?” The article discusses the predicament employers are facing in regard to the new EEO-1 pay reporting requirements.

The new form requires all employers with 100 or more employees to submit the new EEO-1 report by March 31, 2018; however, there is still a chance the new requirements will be blocked or withdrawn. Employers, therefore, have to decide whether to begin preparations for compliance with the new requirement now or determine how long they can wait to begin the implementation process.

While some employers are choosing to delay preparations, they may find themselves racing to catch up if the new requirements remain in effect. Lynne highlighted the extent of the work the requirements entail, noting that it will take time to set up the technology needed to capture the extensive data required by the new reporting obligations, and for employers to determine how to slot their job descriptions into the 10 EEO-1 job categories.

“Employers will also be required to report the aggregate hours worked in 2017 for all employees included in each pay band," Lynne said. "If exempt employees do not record their hours, employers will need to add in 20 hours per week worked for each part-time employee and 40 hours per week for full-time employees.”

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