Ontario Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation as Part of Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Ontario is introducing new legislation into Parliament today (March 6th, 2018) with the intent of closing the Gender Pay Equity Gap.  See the News Release (here).  The legislation proposes $50 million in funding over the […]

Pay Equity Maintenance – Video

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

In this great video below, Lauri Reesor of Hicks Morley, discusses how organizations need to ensure they are maintaining Pay Equity and the risks involved in putting it off until later. Adding to what […]

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The Gender Wage Gap Strategy in the News

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The Gender Wage Gap Strategy In The News

The Ontario Pay Equity Commission will continue to host consultations across the province via the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee. The goal of the committee’s Townhall meetings is to conduct consultation sessions in order to gain input and receive recommendations, on a go-forward wage gap strategy.


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Is Your Organization Using a Gender Neutral Job Evaluation Tool?

August 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Is Your Organization Using a Gender Neutral Job Evaluation Tool?

As a strict requirement of pay equity legislation, Employers are required to provide for pay equity for female job classes by objectively valuing those job classes, and comparing female and male job classes on the basis of skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions.  This is to be done by applying gender neutral criteria.


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Pay Equity Cases and Their Outcomes

May 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Pay Equity Cases and Their Outcomes

The Pay Equity Commission seems to be ramping up their efforts to ensure Employers in Ontario are compliant with Pay Equity Legislation.  We have summarized some recent Pay Equity cases and their outcomes…


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Quebec Pay Equity Commission Becoming More Proactive

May 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Quebec Pay Equity Commission Becoming More Proactive

According to a recent notice in the Journal du Barreau, Quebec’s Pay Equity Commission has begun investigating employers in the province that were required to complete their pay equity exercise by December 31, 2010, but have neglected to do so…


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Pay Equity Commission Letter – Pay Equity Act Monitoring Program

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Has Your Organization Received a Letter from the Ontario Pay Equity Commission?

Find out what you should do next…


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The Proxy Method of Comparison

August 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Is your organization considered a Proxy Employer?  Talk to our expert consultants about your obligations and legal requirements. […]

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House Statement by the Honourable Kevin Flynn Minister of Labour and the Honourable Teresa Piruzza Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues on Equal Pay Day

June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

A very good statement from the House of Commons regarding Equal Pay Day in Ontario…

Recent Pay Equity Compliance Dispute

June 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, CUPE members from Community Living Guelph Wellington were observed picketing outside of Liz Sandal’s office in dispute of a pay equity case brought to the Pay Equity Commission in March. […]

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Pay Equity Act in Ontario – Live Seminar

February 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Ontario employers are responsible for ensuring that pay equity exists in their establishments.
As a company changes, positions can be added or positions can change. Failure to stay in compliance with the Pay Equity Act can be costly, both financially and to your company’s reputation. Attend this seminar and get the tools you need to assess your compensation program and ensure that you are in compliance with the Pay Equity Act.


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Maintaining the Proxy Method of Pay Equity – 2 Seminars

January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

HCI will be presenting the Proxy Method of Pay Equity Seminar in Mississauga on June 17th, and Sudbury on June 24th, 2014.  Check our seminars link to learn more…


Pay Equity an International Concern

November 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Pay Equity continues to be an international concern.  While Canada continues to struggle with ensuring female job classes are paid equitably to their male comparators, this issue spans continental borders.

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Ontario’s Gender Wage Gap Infographic

October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

In an effort to briefly explain the Ontario Wage Gap Program, we have created an infographic to provide statistics and information to employees and employers alike.


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Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition Open Letter to Dalton McGuinty

October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Chair of Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition Mary Cornish reading an Open Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty on the 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 10, 2008).


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A Pay Equity Case Study: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

September 24th, 2013|0 Comments

A Case of Pay Equity:

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

In another example of Pay Equity cases that continue, the lines of job comparison are blurred. On 30 April 1999, the CUPE union representing CBC production assistants lodged a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. This complaint dealt with the inequity of pay between mainly female production assistants,  as compared with camera technicians, comprised more of males. Both of these jobs are from the same institution: CBC.


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Providing Pay Equity Proof

September 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Providing Pay Equity Proof

Since 1988, the Pay Equity Commission has been ensuring that companies provide equal pay, for work of equal value. This work is done through investigators that call on companies to provide proof of their programs that support this legislative Act, and its requirements of companies in Ontario. If you are an employer in Ontario with more than 10 employees, you are required to implement a Pay Equity plan to ensure your compliance with the Pay Equity Act.


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A Guide to Ontario’s Pay Equity Act

September 24th, 2013|0 Comments

Guide to Ontario’s Pay Equity Act

If you are a business in Ontario, there are regulations governing the fair and equitable payment of both genders within your business concerning the same performed activities. The average person and most small businesses in Ontario are used to simply taking this very important act for granted, either that it does exist or that it does not. It is still in effect and can negatively impact your business as outlined below.


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Evolving Workplaces And Pay Equity: How To Ensure Ongoing Compliance

September 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Mark had the pleasure of speaking at a Heene Blaikie, LLP seminar in 2011. Watch the video below, and download the PDF version of the presentation materials. Enjoy! […]

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Michael Ignatieff On Pay Equity

September 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff re-introduced his private members bill that would, if passed, ensure the human right of pay equity could not be bargained away. Watch this video for more details.


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