The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as a result of the partial government shutdown which put the agency out of business for 35 days, extended the filing deadline for submission of completed 2018 EEO-1 reports from March 31, 2019, to May 31, 2019. The agency announced subsequently that the filing period for the 2018 reports would open on Monday, March 18, 2019. 

On March 4, 2019, however, a federal trial court in Washington, D.C. threw things up in the air when it ruled that the Trump Administration’s rescission of major changes to the EEO-1 made during the Obama Administration – including the collection and reporting of summary compensation and hours worked data – was illegal, in effect implementing the Obama-era changes.

It is unclear as to what happens next, especially with regard to whether covered employers will be required to report the expanded data required by the Obama-era EEO-1 changes by the May 31 filing deadline. What is clear is that few if any employers are prepared to do so.

NT Lakis attorneys have prepared a guide that explains how we got to where we are today and what could happen next as we await further guidance from the EEOC as to how it intends to proceed.

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