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2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Data Collection is Now Open
The Employer Information Report EEO-1 Component 1, or the EEO-1 Component 1 Report, is now open (April 26). The deadline to submit and certify the EEO-1 Component 1 Report is Monday, July 19, 2021. Organizations can file their information through the new EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System. The new website is easier to use......
Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees?
On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance that allows for employer-mandated vaccines. According to the EEOC, employers may implement a mandatory vaccination policy because vaccines are not “medical examinations” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – but a third-party administrator sho...
EEOC updates FAQs on Screening Employees for COVID-19 and Handling Medical Information
There was an update for employers from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on September 8. After public feedback, the EEOC updated several answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the COVID-19 pandemic. What was updated? FAQ A6 (COVID-19 testi...
Can Employers Require COVID Testing of Returning Employees?
As employers reopen businesses across Florida, many are wondering if they can require a negative COVID-19 test before an employee is allowed back to work.  As background, there are 2 types of COVID-19 testing – a test to determine the presence of COVID-19 virus (viral test) – and a test to determine if an employee......
New Updated CDC Guidelines for Reopening Workplaces
Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released updated information and a new tool to assist employers in making (re)opening decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially to protect vulnerable workers.  First, a Workplace Decision Tree advises employers to first review state and local orders and directions to determine the mos...
How to Report Pay Data on EEO-1 Component 2 Website (6 steps)
If your Florida company employed 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with more than 50 employees) for all pay periods in the 4th Quarter of 2017 and 2018, then you need to learn how to report your organization’s compensation data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Reporting for both years (2017 and 2018)......
When must the EEO-1 Form be filed in 2019?
In early February, following the federal government shutdown, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it extended the deadline for submission of the EEO-1 Report until May 31, 2019. The EEOC pledged to provide additional details and instructions for the 2018 data submission, including the date when the EEO-1 Survey site wi...
Who’s telling the Truth in “He said, She said” Harassment Complaints
In many harassment complaint cases, there are no witnesses and an investigator is left with the statements of harassment from the complainant and the denial from the alleged harasser. When there are conflicting versions of events, an investigator must review relevant factors to help determine who may be telling the truth. It is important for......
Using Post Offer Medical Questionnaires? Be Careful, Use Correctly
If your company uses post-offer medical questionnaires for new hires, listen up.  How you use the form and when you use it matters to the EEOC.  Additionally, make sure your company knows how to use the medical information and discuss results with the employee.  This month an Alabama contractor that used post-offer medical questionnaires and su...
2018 EEO-1 Survey website now open (due March 31)
Starting in February, the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee’s website began accepting online submissions of demographic data from qualifying companies.  Earlier, qualifying entities were mailed notices explaining the reporting schedule and instructions.  The 2018 EEO-1 reports (for data in the last quarter of 2017) must be filed by March 31,...
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