On October 29, 2018, days after releasing the Pay Equity Consultations What We Heard Report, the Federal Government proposed pay equity legislation for federally regulated workplaces.
pay equity legislation
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.