As reported in February 2016, the EEOC proposed revising its EEO-1 report to require employers to provide certain wage and hour data regarding their employees to the EEOC on an annual basis. The notice and comment period for the proposed rule closed on April 1, 2016. We previously wrote Proposed EEO-1 Revisions Requiring Production Of Pay Data Published In Federal Register and President Obama Expected To Announce New EEO-1 Pay Equity Reporting Requirements on this development. However, it appears that the EEOC will go back to the drawing board and issue a new proposal to revise the EEO-1 reporting requirement.
According to Law 360 (subscription required), during a training seminar at New York Law School, Jenny Yang, Chair of the EEOC, stated that the agency will soon publish a revision to its previously proposed rule on the EEO-1 form. According to the article, Yang explained that the revisions are aimed at lessening the burden for employers but provided no details about what changes would be made to the proposed rule. Yang stated that the revised proposed rule is expected to be published sometime this summer and the public will be provided a 30-day notice and comment period.