Archive for August, 2012

Are you one of these? Time to File your EEO-1

Tara Kennedy, an associate at WNJ wants to remind all of you to file your EEO-1.  You can read more about Tara at:  http://www.wnj.com/Professionals/Attorneys/Tara-M-Kennedy

Are you one of the following?

  • A private employer subject to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and employs 100 or more employees;
  • A private employer subject to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with fewer than 100 employees, that is owned by or corporately affiliated with another company and the entire enterprise employs a total of 100 or more employees; or
  • A federal contractor with 50 or more employees and a “government contract, subcontract or purchase order amounting to $50,000 or more.”

If you are, then you must file a Form EEO-1 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The deadline for filing the Form is September 30, 2012.

Generally speaking, Form EEO-1 is used to gather data on the race, ethnicity, and gender of an employer’s workforce. The EEOC uses the data it collects to support civil rights enforcement and to analyze employment patterns within companies, industries and regions. If you are a federal contractor, then the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) will use the data to select facilities for compliance reviews, selecting facilities where the data shows systemic discrimination is the greatest. Submitting employers are allowed to use employee data from any pay period from July through September of the current survey year.

The EEOC’s preferred method that employers use to file the Form EEO-1 is online. The Form, along with instructions on how to file it can be found here. If you have any questions about the Form EEO-1, or any other employment-related matter, please feel free to contact any member of our Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.