Equal Pay for Equal Work: A Look at Pay Equity and Transparency
The Conference Board of Canada,
May 22, 2018
The 2018 federal budget, released on February 27, 2018, announced the government’s plan to introduce proactive pay equity legislation aimed at closing the gender wage gap in federally regulated sectors. At the provincial level, the Ontario government recently tabled the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 that would require employers to track and publish information about compensation in their organizations. If passed, the anticipated legislation, both federal and provincial, could have a significant impact on Canadian workplaces.
In this 60-minute recorded session, Mary Turan and Susan Tang, both Senior Consultants, and Ehren Baldauf, Area Associate VP at Gallagher, discuss pay equity legislation at the federal and provincial levels, and the implications that the proposed legislation will have for employers. Specific topics include:
- An overview of the anticipated Federal Pay Equity legislation and current Provincial Pay Equity legislation in Quebec and Ontario
- Understanding Ontario Pay Equity Maintenance and the impact of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148)
- Overview of Bill 148 as it is being implemented, and how these changes will affect pay administration and in particular, pay equity requirements both in the private and public sectors.
- An overview of pay equity compliance/maintenance and compensation related issues, including the impact of minimum wage and how pay is set for jobs of comparable work.
- Understanding how changes in comparable work will impact pay equity administration and analysis.
- Highlights of the anticipated Ontario Pay Transparency Act, 2018, with commentary on practices from U.K.