Recently, questions and concerns have been raised about the adequacy of future retirement income for certain members of the Canadian population. These concerns have received particular attention in light of the global ecomonic downturn and other emerging issues, such as longer life expectancy, imminent baby boomer retirements, and declining private pension plan coverage.
This week at First Reference, we offered congratulations to Yosie for being selected to provide regular contributions to the Canadian law blog Slaw.ca, "a Canadian co-operative weblog about any and all things legal". Now, besides her tireless efforts putting together the Human Resources Advisors, Human Resources PolicyPros, HRinfodesk and contributing to the First Reference blog, she will also offer her thoughts on employment law and related topics every Thursday on Slaw.
One purpose of Pay Equity is to redress differences in compensation due to systemic gender discrimination suffered by persons who occupy positions in predominantly female job categories. Only the provinces of Quebec and Ontario have pay equity legislation that covers the private sector. The Pay Equity Act in each province requires employers with 10 or more employees to provide equal pay for work of equal value.
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