New rules proposed for pay equity

Ottawa considers proactive model, possible extension to contractors
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/29/2004

The federal government is considering changes to pay equity that would create new obligations for all federally regulated employers as well as anyone wanting to do business with Ottawa.

After almost three years of consultation and deliberation, a three-member federal pay equity task force tabled its final report earlier this month. It’s calling for the old complaints-based system to be replaced with a proactive model, where employers take the initiative to ensure jobs of equal value receive equal pay.