Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to Collect Pay Data by Gender, Race and Ethnicity

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finalized an action requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity. This will help companies break down what they are actually paying their workers and better understand whether they have a gender pay gap. 

EEOC will offer free webinars for interested employers and stakeholders on October 20 and October 26, 2016. Technical assistance also will be available through the EEOC's hotline and email. For more information, see https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/2017survey.cfm.

The EEOC does not disclose data for a specific employer; it only publishes large-scale aggregated data, to protect employer confidentiality and employee privacy.