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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
April 6, 2016

Additional Extension of Paid Sick Leave Comment Period

The Department of Labor has again extended the public comment period for Executive Order 13706.  Public comments are now due April 25, 2016.  This is the second extension of the public comment period. Pursuant to President’s Obama Order, the Agency has until September 30, 2016 to implement a final rule.… Continue Reading
April 5, 2016

Wyoming Governor Signs Veteran Preference Law

Veterans are continuing to receive support in their quest for employment with Wyoming being the latest state to join the ranks of those permitting a preference to be granted based on veteran status, including spouses of disabled or deceased veterans.  The law will go into effect July 1, 2016. Governor Matt Mead’s signing of the new law coincides … Continue Reading
March 24, 2016

EEOC Commissioners Receive Insightful Feedback on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Tool

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a public hearing regarding the Agency’s pending proposed revisions to the EEO-1 Report to include a pay reporting component.  As proposed, all employers with 100 or more employees would add information on aggregate pay ranges and hours worked to the EEO-1 report, beginning in 2017. During the all day hearing … Continue Reading
March 16, 2016

Paid Sick Leave Comment Period Extended

Based on feedback received, the U.S. Department of Labor has extended the public comment period for Executive Order 13706 – Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.  Comments are now due to the agency by April 12, 2016. Comments can be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at or in writing through mail addressed … Continue Reading
March 13, 2016

DOL Releases Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regulations

As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Labor has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13706 – Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors.  The official version of the proposed regulations are slated to be published in the Federal Register on February 25, 2016.  The formal publication will initiate a 30-day public comment period. The proposed … Continue Reading
February 25, 2016

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
February 8, 2016

Update: OFCCP Pay Transparency Webinar Recording and Transcript Available

As a follow up to its two webinars on implementation of the Pay Transparency regulations, OFCCP has updated its website with links to a recording of the webinar as well as a transcript of the session.  … Continue Reading
February 2, 2016

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
February 1, 2016

Breaking News: EEOC Releases Pay Data Collection Reporting Rule

Today, on the anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the EEOC announced proposed changes to its EEO-1 report, requiring employers to submit employee W-2 earnings and hours worked.  All employers with 100 or more employees would be required to comply.  EEOC and OFCCP would jointly have access to the pay … Continue Reading
January 29, 2016