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by Jennifer Shaw and Melissa Whitehead | | March 5, 2021

In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  Yup.  That’s where we are in employment law right now.

Here are a few updates and pending deadlines for employers:

  • California Pay Data Reporting. Most California employers with 100 or more employees (regardless of location) must report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing for the first time this year pay and hours-worked data by establishment, job category, sex/gender, race, and ethnicity The deadline is March 31, 2021.  The DFEH’s “Pay Reporting Portal” is now open here.  If you need a one-month extension, you can complete an “Enforcement Deferral Request Form” here.   Find the DFEH’s guidance, including FAQs, a User Guide, and more at: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/paydatareporting/.
  • EEO-1 Reporting Deadline – TBD. California’s new pay data reporting requirement may feel familiar to employers subject to the EEOC’s EEO-1 Data Collection requirements. The EEOC postponed last year’s data collection due to the pandemic, so this year’s submission must include both 2019 and 2020 data. Looks like the deadline will be sometime after April 2021.   More details available here.
  • California’s Retirement Plan Mandate Deadline is June 30, 2021. Employers with 50 or more employees must implement an employer-sponsored retirement plan or use the CalSavers program (calsavers.com). Employers with between five and 49 employees must comply by June 30, 2022.
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