CRD Announces Opening of Pay Data Reporting for 2023

February 2, 2023

For Immediate Release

Employer Reports for 2022 Calendar Year Are Due May 10

Sacramento – The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) announced today the opening of the Pay
Data Reporting system for reports covering the 2022 calendar year.

California law requires private employers with 100 or more employees anywhere (and at least one
employee in California) to annually submit data on the pay, hours worked, race/ethnicity, and sex of employees. By requiring large employers to report pay data annually to CRD, the California Legislature sought to encourage these employers to self-assess pay disparities along gendered, racial, and ethnic lines in their workforces and promote voluntary compliance with equal pay and anti-discrimination laws.

  • The online portal through which employers build their pay data reports and submit to CRD;
  • A user guide that provides detailed and illustrated instructions for using the portal;
  • Excel templates and .CSV file examples that employers can use to upload their data into the portal; and
  • Answers to frequently asked questions.

For this year’s collection, CRD has enhanced the portal, user guide, templates, and FAQs to reflect changes made by Senate Bill 1162, which became effective on January 1, 2023. These changes include a requirement that employers file a separate “Labor Contractor Employee Report” that covers workers hired through labor contractors in the prior calendar year.

In 2022, CRD published aggregate results from the 2020 Reporting Year with downloadable infographics and data files aggregated at the statewide level, by industry, and by metropolitan area. In 2023, CRD will publish aggregate results from the 2021 Reporting Year. CRD encourages employers to review these results as they assess their own pay data reports and pay practices in light of California’s anti-discrimination and equal pay laws. Toward this goal, beginning in 2023, CRD’s portal will provide an employer with visualizations of the certified data that it submits to CRD.

Employers with questions not answered by the updated Pay Data Reporting system can email CRD’s support team at


The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. CRD’s mission is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and state-funded programs and activities, and from hate violence and human trafficking. For more information, visit

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