Title IIX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark for civil rights and U.S. labor laws which outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or natural origin. Within this Act, there are multiple laws that need to be addressed as you're an Ohio employer.
All employers with 15 or more employees have to comply, and compliance is mandatory to be considered as an equal opportunity employer and avoid discrimination according to protected characteristics.
Your business is under the radar with less than 15 employees, but many employers that have 15 or more employees aren't even aware that they have to comply with this.
Even if your business has less than 15 employees, it is still important for you to know about these mandates, because you will one day likely have more than 15 employees and then you'll have to comply.
If you are a business owner and your company falls under one of these categories listed above, you are required to comply and file this EEO-1 report. If you fail to do so, you will be subject to fines and penalties.
If you're an Ohio business owner, it is crucial that you make sure that you are aware of how Title IIV affects you. Contact us at Surety HR with any questions or to make sure that you know you're taking the proper precautions doing those reports and staying compliant.