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Labor and Employment Alert: EEO-1’s Filing Deadline Extended To May 2019 Due To Shutdown

Employers with at least 100 employees and federal contractors with at least 50 employees must annually submit an Employer Information Report, commonly known as the EEO-1, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The EEO-1 requires company employment data to be categorized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category.  Last year, the filing deadline for the EEO-1 was March 31, 2018.

The EEOC recently announced that the filing deadline to submit the current EEO-1 has been extended to May 31, 2019.  This one-time extension for the EEO-1 was due to the “partial lapse in appropriations” to the EEOC during the government shutdown.  Additionally, the EEO-1 survey will now open in March 2019.  Usually, the survey opens in January when the EEOC provides companies with login information to access the EEO-1 web portal, but the access information was not sent out during the shutdown.  The EEOC said that the “details and instructions for the 2018 EEO-1 Report filers will be forthcoming.”  

Contact your Vorys lawyer if you have questions about filing your EEO-1 requirements.

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