SB 973 requires California employers with 100 or more employees to submit an annual pay data report by March 31, 2021 to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”). We previously reported on SB 973 here.

The DFEH recently published Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) with guidance on how employers must comply with the new reporting requirements.


Questions remain regarding employers’ obligations under SB 973. For instance, the FAQs do not address whether California will require an employer to file information only relating to its California employees or if it must file information relating to its broader workforce. Also, the FAQs do not address obligations of employers who are headquartered outside of California, but have employees within the state. We expect the DFEH to publish a form for compliance with this reporting requirement in the coming months.


If you have questions regarding SB 973 or any of the new California laws that go into effect on January 1, 2021, contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group.

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