Feds introduce proposed amendments to Employment Equity regulations

Despite delay of Pay Transparency Act, employers should prepare now: experts
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2019

In August, the federal government released proposed amendment to the Employment Equity Regulations that govern the reporting of salary data by employers.

The move is part of the government’s push for pay transparency, which included the passage of the Pay Transparency Act in 2018, though it has yet to come into force.

The regulations were originally made pursuant to the Employment Equity Act in 1996 and were last amended in 2006. Now, the government wants to “update and streamline the regulations, increase clarity, improve data gathering and reduce the reporting burden.”