Judge Overstepped When Ordering Pay Data Collection: DOJ (1)

Aug. 20, 2019, 2:11 PMUpdated: Aug. 20, 2019, 4:23 PM

The judge who revived a controversial pay reporting requirement for more than 60,000 employers exceeded her authority by dictating how and when the government should collect that data, the Justice Department told a federal appeals court in Washington.

Additionally, workers’ rights groups weren’t harmed by a Trump administration decision to halt the Obama-era pay data collection and thus couldn’t bring a lawsuit to reinstate it, the DOJ said in an Aug. 19 brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Justice Department, on behalf of the EEOC, appealed a federal judge’s rulings from March ...

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