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EEO-1 Update: EEOC Requires Employers to Submit Pay Data By September 30, 2019

On April 3, 2019, the EEOC announced in a court filing that it will require employers to submit 2018 EEO-1 pay and hours data by September 30, 2019.  With EEO-1 reports currently due by May 31, 2019, this announcement gives employers four additional months to collect and submit this information.  The extension of the EEO-1 deadline appears only to apply to Component 2 pay and hours data because EEOC’s website still lists the deadline for submission of the Component 1 demographic data as May 31, 2019.  The EEOC’s filing states that employers will not be required to report 2017 pay and hours data at this time.

The EEOC’s filing came in response to a March 19, 2019 order from Judge Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requiring the agency to state its position on the filing of the Component 2 submission in light of her prior summary judgment ruling reinstating the Component 2 obligation.  A link to our blog summarizing the March 4, 2019 summary judgment order is included here.  The plaintiffs in the case will now have until April 8, 2019 to respond to the EEOC’s announcement.

In another development in the case, a coalition of employer advocacy groups (including, among others, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Society for Human Resources Management, and Associated Builders and Contractors) on April 4, 2019 filed an amicus curiae brief requesting that employers be provided at least 18 months to comply with the reinstated pay and hours data submission requirement.  The coalition also raised concerns about the EEOC’s ability to maintain the confidentiality of Component 2 pay data it receives.

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Connie focuses her practice on whistleblower, trade secrets, government contractors and employee mobility counseling and litigation. She frequently conducts confidential internal investigations involving executive-level employees, including alleged fraud, theft or misuse of company data, trade secrets, sexual harassment and code of conduct violations. She routinely counsels, investigates and litigates restrictive covenant and trade secrets disputes between employers and former employees.

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Jack Blum is an associate in the firm’s Employment Disputes, Litigation, and Arbitration practice, where he represents employers in connection with a wide range of employment law issues. Jack has extensive experience in defending employers against claims by their employees in federal and state courts, as well as before government agencies like the EEOC, Department of Labor, and state human rights commissions. Jack aggressively defends his client’s personnel practices and decisions while not losing sight of their underlying business goals and objectives. Jack represents clients in all aspects of complex employment litigation and has advised and defended employer clients regarding a wide variety of employee claims, including:

• Employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
• Wage and hour
• Employment contract disputes
• Independent contractor/employee misclassification audits 
• Tort claims arising out of the employment relationship

Jack also has extensive experience representing parties in litigation arising from employee mobility, including claims involving non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements as well as the misappropriation of trade secrets. Significantly, Jack has experience in both prosecuting and defending these claims and is, therefore, able to offer clients a well-rounded assessment of their options and courses of action. Jack also has experience redressing employee data breaches under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Jack also has a background in employment counseling, where he has worked closely with in-house counsel, human resources personnel, and business executives to craft personnel policies that meet the client’s business requirements while complying with applicable laws. Jack has particular experience in assisting clients with issues relating to employee/independent contractor classifications, and regularly advises clients regarding the defensibility of classifications, drafts independent contractor agreements to provide the strongest possible arguments in support of the classification, and defends misclassification claims asserted by employees and government agencies. Jack also walks clients through sensitive personnel actions to reduce the potential for litigation or at least best position the client in the event that litigation is inevitable. Jack draws heavily upon this counseling experience in representing clients in litigation.

During law school, Jack served as a legal intern in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Inspector General where he contributed to several high-profile internal investigations, and also interned with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.

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