Court revives EEO-1 pay reporting requirement.

An Obama-era rule requiring employers to include compensation data in their annual EEO-1 reports has been reinstated. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 4 vacated a Trump administration stay of an EEO-1 reporting requirement that was promulgated during the Obama administration but never implemented.

The reporting rule, finalized in 2016, called on employers of 100 or more to report W-2 wage information and total hours worked for employees by race, ethnicity and sex. The first reports were to have been filed in March 2018.

At the time, business groups objected that collecting the data would be too difficult.

With President Trump in office and before the rule could go into effect, the Office of Management and Budget in September 2017 issued a stay, letting employers off the hook.

The National Women's Law Center sued, and now the D.C. federal court has ruled that the...

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