OMB & OIRA Sued for Rejecting an Information Collection Request
Editor’s Note: The complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is available here.
From: The National Law Journal
Trump Administration Unlawfully Blocked Pay Data Rule, New Suit Alleges
“If it wasn’t clear before, it’s crystal clear now: women—and the families relying on women’s paychecks—are at the bottom of the Trump administration’s agenda,” said Emily Martin, general counsel to the National Women’s Law Center. “By stopping the equal pay data collection, this administration has shown that its loyalties lie with corporate employers who want to hide pay discrimination under the rug. We will not allow this to go unchallenged.”
The Trump administration illegally blocked an Obama-era rule that would have required employers to provide more employee-pay data as part of an effort to tackle the wage gap, advocacy groups contend in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks to reinstate the measure.
The National Women’s Law Center and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement sued the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various government officials. President Donald Trump officials in August scuttled a measure that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to report pay for their workers by race, gender and ethnicity.