Late last week, as NT Lakis had previously indicated might happen, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed Notice of its intent to appeal the federal court order that reinstated the requirement for covered employers to report pay and hours-worked data (“Component 2” data) on a revised EEO-1 Report.

Simultaneous with the DOJ filing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first status report as required by the court regarding the agency’s progress toward implementing the Component 2 data collection in conformance with the court’s order.

Importantly, while the firm cannot say precisely what the practical impact will be of the government’s decision to appeal, there is nothing in DOJ’s filing of the Notice that relieves EEO-1 filers of their current obligation to report Component 2 data for Calendar Years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.