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U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan at her confirmation hearing in 2014. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ)

A federal district judge in Washington, D.C., has given the Trump administration until Sept. 30 to start collecting a broader scope of pay data from large U.S. businesses.

In issuing her order from the bench Thursday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan lambasted the government for illegally attempting to unwind the Obama-era rule and for misleading the court into believing it could start collecting data immediately if the plaintiffs prevailed. The rule expands the scope of compensation data businesses are already required to report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to include information on gender, race and ethnicity.

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