The Liberal government is introducing long-awaited pay equity legislation for federally regulated employees.
Under the proposed system, employers would need to examine their compensation practices and ensure women and men in workplaces that fall under federal jurisdiction receive equal pay for work of equal value.
It would apply to all federally regulated employers with 10 or more workers.
“Proactive pay equity is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. The bottom line is that when people are treated fairly and are given an equal opportunity to succeed and to reach their full potential, we all benefit,” said Patty Hajdu, minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, in a statement.
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