California payroll reporting: pay data due by March 31

  • California pay data reporting due by March 31, 2021.
  • BACKGROUND: This new requirement – which became effective January 1, 2021 – imposes new pay reporting requirements on California employers. On or before March 31, 2021 and on or before March 31 of each year thereafter, California employers who are already required to file an Employment Information Report (EEO-1) under federal law must report required pay data including pay and hours data relative to race, ethnicity and gender to California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (CDFEH).
  • CDFEH has launched a web page as well as activated the reporting portal, which can be accessed here. In addition, that department has published a series of FAQs which answer important questions like:
    – Which employers are subject to the filing requirement.
    – How employees in and out of California are treated for purposes of determining filing jurisdiction.
    – Which employees must and may be included in these filings.

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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