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Employers, Are You Ready for the 2019 Component 2 EEO-1 Deadline?

Many employers have long been required to file certain workforce demographics data with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by submitting a survey known as the EEO-1 report. This requirement applies to all businesses with at least 100 employees, as well as federal government prime contractors and first-tier subcontractors with contracts of $50,000 or more. Employers whose workforces have fluctuated above and below 100 employees can determine their eligibility by choosing a “snapshot period” between October 1 and December 31 of the reporting year.

Following an Obama-era regulatory update that went into effect this year, the EEO-1 report now comprises two components, each with their own filing deadline. Component 1, which covers demographic information (i.e. each employee’s race/ethnicity, gender, and job category) and has long been a requirement, was due on May 31. Component 2, which covers hour and wage data and which is a brand new requirement applies to employers with at least 100 employees, must be filed by September 30.

The EEOC’s Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System went live earlier this month. Employers can use this online portal to complete their new Component 2 reporting requirements.


If you have questions about the EEO-1 report or need assistance gathering and filing the required data, speak to your legal advisor as soon as possible. For help with this or any labor and employment issue, don’t hesitate to contact me.




As an accomplished labor and employment attorney and Practice Group Director, Mr. Berger provides business counsel to employers on employee matters and is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts. Russell Berger is the trusted legal counsel every business owner needs to feel confident in their decision-making and secure with their assets. As a Practice Group Director at Offit Kurman, Mr. Berger has direct experience with managing other managers, which he draws from in advising his clients. He is a pragmatic problem-solver that works efficiently and tirelessly to present his clients the best possible solutions to their most complicated issues. He represents employers, businesses, and professionals in employment disputes across the nation.






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