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Attorneys React To EEOC’s Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal

January 29, 2016 | by

Attorneys across the country weighed in on President Obama’s proposal to require large employers to submit pay data by race, gender, and ethnicity to the EEOC.

Executive Director Noreen Farrell says, “The proposed rule expands a current requirement of large employers that they report workplace composition data by race, gender and ethnicity. The White House estimates that the rule will affect more than 63 million employees, so there are 63 million reasons to celebrate this proposal. Equal Rights Advocates welcomes the pay data proposal as a tool for workers, business and enforcing agencies to expose and address pay differentials based on unlawful criteria. Pay discrimination is a problem than desperately needs fixing. It is about fairness, and it is about time.”

Read more reactions in Law360.

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