News Briefs

Nova Scotia introduces compensation disclosure act; Unionized public sector wages cooling
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/14/2010

Nova Scotia introduces compensation disclosure act

Halifax — Under Nova Scotia’s new Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act, people working for public sector bodies who earn $100,000 or more each year will have their names and salaries disclosed in an audited statement online. The legislation will apply to Crown corporations, agencies, boards and government business enterprises. It will also apply to any body designated in regulations. The new legislation will make it easier for taxpayers to see where their money is going and to judge for themselves whether the compensation is reasonable, said Minister of Finance Graham Steele. The first mandatory report under the legislation will be for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

Unionized public sector wages cooling