DFEH Issues SB 973 Non-Compliance Notices | Trusaic

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is now issuing non-compliance notices to employers it believes failed to comply with the State’s pay data reporting law for the 2020 tax year.

DFEH agents say some 35,000 notices will go out to employers over the next several weeks. California’s pay data reporting law, known technically as , mandates that certain employers submit pay information on their workforce by March 31 annually, though it was extended to May 31, for the 2020 tax year.

  • File the SB 973 pay data report
  • Contact the DFEH and prove that the report was already submitted
  • Inform the agency that your organization is not required to file the annual pay data report

Furthermore, the non-compliance notice states that if an employer does not respond timely to the notice with sufficient information, SB 973 “authorizes the DFEH to seek a court order requiring you to file your Annual Pay Data Report and to recover costs associated with seeking that order, including reasonable attorney fees.”

Finally, the notice says that employers must submit the Annual Pay Data Report by no later than December 10, 2021, for the 2020 tax year.

  • Private employers with a U.S. workforce of 100 or more employees
  • You’re required to file federal, EEO-1 reports to the EEOC annually
  • You have at least one employee working in the state of California

We can help you make sense of your pay data information before you file it so there are no surprises when, not if, the agency begins to inquire into unexplained pay disparities identified in your filings. We can also assist with other U.S. and international pay data reporting requirements.

There’s more to know about California’s SB 973 pay data reporting requirement for employers, download our white paper to learn what’s expected of you.

Organizations looking to disclose pay equity, diversity, and inclusion data information should do so within an ESG reporting framework. Download our white paper, DEI in ESG Reporting to learn about the different standards you can leverage for sharing your progress.

Originally published at https://trusaic.com on November 22, 2021.




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