The Employer's Legal Resource: EEO-1S… It's That Time of Year Again
September 30 is the deadline for EEO-1 Reports. Under the law, you are to file an EEO-1 report if you are:
A private employer subject to Title VII with at least 100 employees, or
A private employer subject to Title VII with fewer than 100 employees but your company is owned by or there is centralized ownership or management such that the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees, or
A federal contractor (not exempt under law) who has 50 or more employees and (i) is a prime or first tier contractor with contracts or orders of at least $50,000, (ii) serves as a depository of Government funds in any amount, or (iii) is a financial institution which is an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes.
The report describes the gender and racial/ethnic make-up of employees (not applicants). There are very specific categories and definitions that must be used.The law allows you to collect such data by "visual surveys" of the work force or by post-employment records where the employee voluntarily submits such data. If you keep records, they must be kept separate from the employees' personnel files or any file which might be referred to in making employment-related decisions.
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By Kristen L. Brightmire, firstname.lastname@example.org