Employers to submit detailed pay data to EEOC

Employers will have until the end of September to submit more detailed pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Employers with 100 or more employees were already required to submit pay data – Component 1 data – to the EEOC by May 31. The Component 1 data breaks down the number of workers employed by a company based on gender, race and ethnicity.

The EEOC is now requiring employers to submit the more detailed Component 2 data for 2017 and 2018 by Sept. 30, 2019. The information required is W-2 wage data and hours worked broken down by gender, race and ethnicity within 10 defined job classifications and within 12 pay bands for the two years.

There had been a court challenge to this Component 2 requirement that resulted in a stay of the reporting requirements. However, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in March that lifted the stay. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an appeal to this ruling, but employers should continue forward with preparing the Component 2 data.

The EEO-1 Component 2 filing portal can be found at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/.

Your payroll company should be able to help you further with compiling this report. As always, however, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Source: Georgia Restaurant Association

Kristin Ward is a Tax Senior with Antares Group, Inc. She can be reached at kward@antarescpas.com.