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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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