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New Year, Same Old California Pay Data Reporting Requirements

After many delays, employers nationwide just filed their 2020 EEO-1 reports in November.  But it’s already time for California employers to begin preparing their annual pay data submission to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Background In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 973,… Continue Reading Continue Reading
January 3, 2022

New Year, Same Old California Pay Data Reporting Requirements

After many delays, employers nationwide just filed their 2020 EEO-1 reports in November.  But it’s already time for California employers to begin preparing their annual pay data submission to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Background In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 973, which creates massive... Continue Reading
January 3, 2022

UPDATE: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended Until October 25, 2021

The EEOC has announced on its EEO-1 Data Collection website that it has, again, extended the deadline for filing EEO-1 Reports this year—this time to October 25.  Employers still rushing to finalize and upload their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports by the prior August 23 deadline will certainly welcome this extra breathing room. But EEOC’s announcement... Continue Reading…
August 18, 2021

The Emerging Trend in State Pay Transparency Laws

The push for pay equity has moved beyond prohibiting pay discrimination and into requiring employers encourage pay transparency for applicants and employees. At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Act can protect discussions involving compensation as concerted activity. For federal contractors, OFCCP prohibits policies that discourage pay transparency. Many states have followed suit —...… Continue Reading
August 11, 2021

Colorado Updates, Clarifies Official Pay Transparency Guidance

Months after first releasing pay transparency guidance, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has issued an update. CDLE issued final Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules in November 2020. And, in December 2020, it released Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinions (INFO) #9, which clarified how CDLE will interpret the Rules. Since then, employers have...… Continue Reading
August 4, 2021

Colorado Becomes Third State To Enact a Comprehensive Privacy Law

Colorado is officially the third U.S. state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation, following California and Virginia. The Colorado General Assembly passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Senate Bill 21-109, on June 8, 2021, and Governor Jared Polis signed it into law on July 7, 2021. The Colorado Privacy Act takes effect July 1, 2023, six...… Continue Reading
July 9, 2021

Injunction Denied: Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Stands (For Now)

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado issued a long-awaited ruling on a motion to enjoin the recently enacted Colorado Pay Equity Transparency Rules. These rules were first proposed in September 2020, finalized in November 2020, clarified in December 2020, and became effective January 1, 2021. They are far reaching. But...… Continue Reading
May 27, 2021

Patchwork of Pay Transparency Laws Continues to Evolve

State legislatures continue to pass laws designed to enhance pay equity and transparency, with the laws of California and Colorado effective in 2021. The California law requires employee pay data reporting by race and gender, and the Colorado law requires robust pay and promotional transparency. California Under California’s pay data reporting law (SB 973), most... Continue Reading
March 5, 2021

Patchwork of Pay Transparency Laws Continues to Evolve

State legislatures continue to pass laws designed to enhance pay equity and transparency, with the laws of California and Colorado effective in 2021. The California law requires employee pay data reporting by race and gender, and the Colorado law requires robust pay and promotional transparency. California Under California’s pay data reporting law (SB 973), most...… Continue Reading
March 5, 2021

California Publishes User Guide and Templates for Pay Data Reporting

California SB 973 requires employers that (1) file EEO-1 reports and (2) employ more than 100 employees to submit data to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) annually that shows pay by race and gender for their California employees. It was signed into law on September 30, 2020, and DFEH has been busy providing guidance to... Continue Reading
February 2, 2021

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