If you own a business in Texas and have employees, it is critical to know about EEO-1 data collection and whether or not your company is required by federal law to file an EEO-1 Component 1 report. You might be wondering, what is an EEO-1 report, and does my business need to file one? The EEO-1 is an annually filed form that provides a breakdown of a company’s workforce demographics by race and gender. According to a press release from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEO-1 Component 1 report is part of the “opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection,” which was initially delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country begins to slowly recover from the pandemic, the data collection has been opened, and required employers need to file their reports prior to the filing deadline of July 19, 2021.
Our Dallas employment law attorneys can tell you more about the EEO-1 Component 1 report so that you can have a better understanding of whether or not you are required to file one.
Which Employers are Required to File an EEO-1 Component 1 Report?
The EEO-1 Component 1 report is “a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private-sector employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees meeting certain criteria, to submit demographic workforce data, including data by race/ethnicity, sex, and job categories.” The filing of this report is required under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as other federal laws.
To be clear, if you fall into one of the following categories as an employer, you are likely required to file an EEO-1 Component 1 report:
- You are an employer with 100 or more employees; or
- You are a federal contractor with 50 or more employees.
Many employers who are required to file should have received a notification letter with instructions for providing the data mandated by the report. However, if you believe you are required to file a report and have not received a notification letter, you can contact the EEOC Filer Support Team. One of our Dallas employment lawyers can also answer questions or respond to concerns you have about your obligations as an employer with regard to federal employment law issues.
How and When to File Your EEOC-1 Report
If you are required to file, you must file the report by the deadline we mentioned above (July 19, 2021). In order to file your report, you have one of two options:
- Fill out an online form through the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System; or
- Upload your data through the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System.
To be clear, your report will need to be submitted electronically, and it must be submitted by the deadline.
Seek Advice from a Dallas Employment Law Attorney
If you are unsure about whether or not you are required to file an EEO-1 Component 1 report, or if you have any questions or concerns about filing the report by the July deadline, you should seek advice from one of our Dallas employment law attorneys as soon as possible. Contact Simon Paschal PLLC to learn more about how we can assist you.