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Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Pay Data Submission

April 15, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, signed into law Senate Bill 1480, amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003. Under this new amendment, Illinois private employers are required to submit information, including pay data, to...

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Biden DOL Moves to Rescind Trump-Era Religious Exemption Rule

April 15, 2021

On March 23rd, 2021, Marty Walsh was sworn in as Secretary of Labor. On the same day, Mr. Walsh hit the ground running, delivering to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a proposal to rescind a controversial pending...

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OFCCP Reduces Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark to 5.6 Percent

April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.6 percent, slightly down from 5.7 percent in 2020.

This hiring benchmark indicates the percentage of total protected...

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EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Opening Date Announced

March 29, 2021

EEOC announced today, March 29, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on April 26, 2021 and will close on July 19, 2021.

The EEOC will begin to formally notify EEO-1 filers via email beginning today. Filers...

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Breaking: Senate Confirms Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

March 23, 2021

On Monday, March 22nd, the Senate voted 68 to 29 to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary, a federal position that oversees workplace conditions, benefits and rights.  

Walsh has strong union ties dating back to his early twenties. By...

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Expected in July

March 15, 2021

EEOC announced Friday, March 12th that the filing portal is now expected to open at the end of April 2021 and close in July 2021. The exact open and close dates have not been announced, but EEOC did note that the closing date will be posted once the...

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OFCCP Creates Web Page for AAP Verification Interface

March 11, 2021
OFCCP’s website now has the addition of a landing page for “AAVI” or the Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface. 

The page says,Coming Soon” with the details “Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface (AAVI) is a secure web-based...

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EEO 2014-2018 Tabulation Data Release and Initial DCI Observations

March 04, 2021
The United States Census Bureau has released the EEO 2014-2018 Tabulation data, as well as crosswalk and definition files, on their website. This EEO Tabulation data details race/ethnicity and sex counts by census occupation code and geographical...
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CA Pay Data Filing: New Teleworker FAQ

March 04, 2021
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released several new FAQs last week , one of which focusing on employ ees who live in California but physically report to an establishment outside of California.

Per the new FAQ, dated...

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OFCCP Announces Update to Supply & Service Scheduling List

March 02, 2021
OFCCP has announced changes to its 2020 Supply and Service Scheduling List.

The list was comprised of 500 compliance reviews, 500 accommodation focused reviews, 500 promotions focused reviews, 250 Section 503 focused reviews, and 500 compliance...

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California DFEH Opens Submission Portal and Enforcement Deferral Form

February 17, 2021
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has opened the pay reporting portal allowing employers to submit their pay data.

Employers will have until March 31st to submit all data using the excel template, csv templates or by...

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New EEO-1 Site Contact Option

February 17, 2021
On February 8, 2021, the EEOC announced that EEO-1 filers now have the capability to confirm and/or update their company’s contact information through a new Contact Us form.

Additionally, employers can use the form to submit the following to EEOC:

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Julie Su Nominated for Deputy Secretary of Labor

February 17, 2021
President Biden nominated Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, to serve as the deputy secretary of labor, the second-highest-ranking position in the Department of Labor.

If confirmed, Su will work directly...

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California DFEH Releases FAQ on Deadline Extension Option for Pay Report

February 08, 2021
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released an FAQ last week notifying employers of a deadline extension available upon request.

Currently, the deadline for the California Pay Reports is March 31, 2021. Under this new...

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California DFEH Releases User Guide and Template Examples

February 01, 2021
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released the user guide, excel file template, and CSV file template for the SB-973 pay data collection.
 
The CA Pay Data Reporting User Guide provides an overview of all data...
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Pay Data Panel Announced

January 26, 2021

Yesterday, January 25, 2021, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) announced committee member assignments for an ad hoc panel assembled to review the compensation data collected by EEOC. As a reminder, on July 16, 2020, EEOC announced the funding...

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EEOC Chair and Vice Chair Appointments

January 21, 2021
Charlotte A. Burrows has been named the Chair of the EEOC by President Biden, and Jocelyn Samuels has been named Vice Chair.

Burrows has served as an EEOC Commissioner since 2015, and her prior experience includes serving as Associate Deputy...

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Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

January 21, 2021
Among the slate of new Executive Orders signed by President Biden is one providing comprehensive protections for individuals who have historically been subjected to discrimination based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
 
The first...
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OFCCP Issues Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report and “Certificates of Merit” for Contractors

January 21, 2021
Recently ,  OFCCP issued the first  Annual Report  on Section 503 Focused Reviews , following efforts to  actively  narrow - in on  their  commitment to disability inclusion

The report covers the number of Section 503 focused reviews scheduled and completed 

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Executive Order 13950 Overturned

January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has overturned the controversial Executive Order 13950: Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, effective immediately. Biden signed an Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the...
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New OFCCP Director: Jenny Yang, Former EEOC Chair

January 20, 2021
DCI has learned that former EEOC Chair, Jenny Yang, is the new Director of OFCCP , a political appointee under the new Biden administration.

Directly following President Biden’s Inauguration swearing-in today, the Department of Labor’s Leadership...

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EEOC Delays EEO-1 Opening until April 2021

January 12, 2021

EEOC announced today that the data collection for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 filings will be delayed until April 2021. The EEO-1 website also reflects this update.

As a reminder, EEOC previously announced a delay for both the 2019 and 2020 filings due...

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California DFEH Releases New FAQs: Surprising requirements for W-2 Earnings & Hours Worked

January 08, 2021

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated the FAQs for the new pay data collection as of January 7, 2021 and a few items are a bit unexpected.

Although DFEH has worked to model their pay data collection after the EEOC’s

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Breaking News: Biden Picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Head the Department of Labor

January 07, 2021

Following Congress’ confirmation of the Electoral College vote yesterday, Biden announced his pick for Secretary of Labor earlier this afternoon. If confirmed, Boston mayor Marty Walsh would take the helm at the agency in the new administration.

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District Court Injunction and OFCCP Notice Signal Halt of EO 13950 Enforcement

January 05, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order 13950 (EO 13950), a controversial federal directive...

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