Skeptics Say EEOC Pay Data Rule Too Broad To Achieve Goal

By Matthew Bultman (September 29, 2016, 10:42 PM EDT) -- The goal behind a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requirement that certain businesses disclose more information about worker compensation is laudable, attorneys say, but the job categories and pay bands used in the reports may be too broad to help the EEOC fight for equal pay.

The EEOC announced final revisions Thursday to its Employer Information Report, known as EEO-1. Under the changes, the form will for the first time collect pay data, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity, from businesses with 100 or more employees.

Officials said the data will help the government focus investigations on employers who are...

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