Equal pay for work of equal value legislation in Canada

an analysis by Heather E. Conway

Publisher: Institute for Research on Public Policy in Ottawa, Ont

Written in English
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  • Pay equity -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
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    Statementby Heather E. Conway.
    SeriesDiscussion paper (Institute for Research on Public Policy) -- 87.C.2
    LC ClassificationsHD"6061.2"C2"C65"1987
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47 p
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21034246M

Marginal note: Purpose 2 The purpose of this Act is to achieve pay equity through proactive means by redressing the systemic gender-based discrimination in the compensation practices and systems of employers that is experienced by employees who occupy positions in predominantly female job classes so that they receive equal compensation for work of equal value, while taking into account the. This note provides an overview of the law relating to equal pay under the Equality Act and Equal Pay Act , with reference where appropriate to Article of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (formerly Article of the EC treaty). It sets out the different elements of an equal pay claim: who is eligible to claim, with whom they may compare their terms, what they.   Three years later in , the U.S. Congress introduced the Women’s Equal Pay Act, which would have made it illegal to pay women less than men for work .   OTTAWA — The government is proposing to give federally regulated companies at least three years to develop plans to give their female employees equal pay for work of equal ies that.

Equal-pay-for-equal-work legislation in Canada / by Judith A. Alexander. KF A Ontario's equity laws: a complete guide to pay and employment equity / Cheryl J. Elliott.   Canada’s Liberal government has announced plans to bring in “equal pay for work of equal value” legislation by It would apply to almost , Canadian employees, including not only federal employees, but also anyone working in federally regulated sectors like banks and airlines.   Canada’s Human Rights Act requires “equal pay for work of equal value,” but in practice there’s a difference in how much men and women earn doing the same job.   Three years later, the Equal Pay Case expanded on the principle to encompass “equal pay for work of equal value”, with a single rate for a job, regardless of gender.

Most state laws provide broader protection than the federal Equal Pay Act by requiring employers to pay men and women equally for “substantially similar” work, rather than for “equal” work.   The World Bank’s most recent Women, Business and the Law report notes that since , seven economies have introduced legislation requiring employers to grant equal pay for work of equal value. The governor is expected to sign SB , the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, into law this month. When enacted, Colorado will become the latest state to prohibit employers from seeking salary.   Comparable worth is shorthand for "equal pay for work of equal value" or "equal pay for work of comparable worth." The doctrine of "comparable worth" is an attempt to remedy the inequities of pay which result from a long history of sex-segregated jobs and different pay scales for "female" and "male" rates, in this view, reflect past discriminatory practices, and cannot be the only.

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Pay equity reform. The right to gender equality and to be free from gender-based discrimination is guaranteed by section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and signed the International Labour Organization’s Conventionthe Equal Remuneration Convention, which aims to ensure equal remuneration for work of equal value regardless of gender.

Get this from a library. Equal pay for work of equal value: legislation in Canada, an analysis. [Heather E Conway]. In Canada, everyone is entitled to receive equal pay for work of equal value. While this idea has always been enshrined in the Canadian Human Rights Act, it has not always been a reality for everyone in Canada.

In the early s, a group of women working for the federal government realized they were being paid less than another group of employees who were doing the same type of work, and who. Pay equity is a fundamental human right that has been protected under section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act since Pay equity is also known as equal pay for work of equal value.

That means if two different jobs contribute equal value to their employer's operations then the employees in those positions should receive equal pay. The age of employment for work in hazardous occupations has been raised from 17 to 18 years of age.

Equal pay for equal work. As a general rule, pay rate differentials based on “employment status” (i.e. part-time employment) are prohibited. On April 1, Equal Pay for Equal Work, the new section 42 of the Employment Standards Act (ESA) came into force.

This was a Bill amendment. You can read more about the big changes Bill has made to the Ontario employment landscape in our previous posts on this topic. Equal Pay for Equal work expands pay equity from pay equity on the basis of sex, to pay equity on.

Bill Equal Pay For Equal Work. As part of BillFair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act,Ontario set new rules that mandate Equal Pay For Equal Work, becoming the first province in Canada to do applied to employers and temporary help agencies in Ontario.

These labour laws impacted business owners with an increase to the amount of pay an employee must receive. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has recommended that proactive and comprehensive pay equity legislation be enacted. This recommendation has not been pursued by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Inhowever, the government undertook the development of an Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value and Pay Equity Policy Framework. This is different from the older principle of "equal pay for equal work," which is generally accepted in modern societies and has been legislated in Canada since the s.

Equal-work legislation. Summary of the law on equal pay 5 About this booklet This booklet deals with equal pay claims under the Equality Act It applies in England, Wales and Scotland (except where indicated) only.

What does the law say. The right to equal pay for equal work between men and women is set out in Article of the EU Treaty. the equal pay principle will bring about an influx in the number of claims brought on this basis against employers.

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK – HOW IS WORK COMPARED. The principle of equal pay applies to work that is the same, substantially the same or of equal value (referred to as work of.

A possible alternative, equal pay for work of equal value, is the subject matter of this paper. The purpose of the essay is to evaluate the principle and experience of equal pay for work of equal value at the Canadian federal level, to discover whether broader application is warranted.

How workers can use Ontario's Equal Pay For Equal Work legislation. A representative with the Bank of Canada displays the new polymer $5 and $10 bank notes alongside the $20, $50, and $ Get this from a library.

Wage discrimination and women workers: the move towards equal pay for work of equal value in Canada. [Lindsay Niemann; Canada. Women's Bureau.]. The Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act (PSECA) is human rights legislation that affirms that women in the federal public sector should receive equal pay for work of equal value.

The Act is intended to uphold the Government of Canada's commitment to prevent gender-based discrimination while setting compensation in the federal public sector. EQUAL PAY THE PAST AND PRESENT Equal pay for work of equal value is not a new idea.

It has been discussed internationally for many decades. The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted Convention on Equal Remuneration in Canada ratified Convention in Pay Equity Equal Pay for Equal Work; Pay Equity is equal pay for work of equal value.

Equal Pay for Equal Work addresses situations in which men and women do the same work. The Pay Equity Act requires employers to pay female jobs at least the same as male jobs if they are of comparable value. Canada’s ‘Equal Pay for Equal Work’ laws have helped drive change but disparity remains.

Global News reports that even today women earn 84 cents for every $1 dollar earned by men. Statistics from a few years ago show a similar ratio.

Equal pay act Canada. Equal Pay for Equal Work is the equivalent equal pay act Canada on: Ma Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value. Code of Good Practice: ‘ Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value’ – Glossary of Legal Terms, Words & Phrases By Johann Scheepers Introductory Comments.

As readers of this article would in all probability be aware the first of the amendments to South African labour legislation namely, the The Employment Equity Amendment Act, 47 of [EEA] and the. The Pay Equity Act For its time, the Pay Equity Act was revolutionary.

Enacted init requires equal pay between the sexes, not within one job classification, but for work of all job types that are of equal value.

The classic example is the receptionist (which is female dominant) and the warehouse worker (which is male dominant).

Read More. Equal pay for equal work is the concept of labour rights that individuals in the same workplace be given equal pay. It is most commonly used in the context of sexual discrimination, in relation to the gender pay pay relates to the full range of payments and benefits, including basic pay, non-salary payments, bonuses and allowances.

The legislation’s goal of “equal pay for work of equal value” remains applicable to all public and private sector employers in the province of Quebec with 10 or more employees. More than ten years later and with less than 50% of organizations compliant, the Quebec government enacted some modifications to the law to reinforce compliance.

Put simply, equal pay for work of equal value means that pay should be in direct proportion to the size of the job (as measured by job evaluation) in any given organization.

Fair pay means paying for the work that you need done. The more complex the work and / or the more value it creates for the organization, then the more it should be paid. When Canadian women can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy grows stronger, families prosper and communities thrive.” 1 On Octo Canada’s Federal government introduced legislation designed to equalize the earning potential of men and woman, Act to Establish a Proactive Pay Equity Regime within the Federal.

The Workplace Relations Act provides for equal remuneration to be paid to men and women workers performing work of equal value (Part VIA, Division 2). 1 The Act also provides for equal pay for work of equal value in industrial awards, and for certified agreements and Australian.

Pay equity – "equal work for work of equal value" is legally required in separate pay equity legislation for the public sector in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and for the public and certain private sectors in Quebec and Ontario.

This document will provide an overview of these pieces of pay equity legislation. Research on the male-female wage differential in Canada has produced evidence of a substantial link between occupational segregation and low female earnings.

Because most Canadian labour jurisdictions have enacted equal pay for equal work legislation, this component of the wage gap is unaffected. Consequently, programs which attempt to desegregate occupations and/or resolve. The Liberal government has announced proactive pay equity legislation that it says is designed to ensure that women and men receive equal pay for work of equal value.

Under the legislation. Canada is poised to join the trend of countries passing legislation to close the gender wage gap. In October, the Canada House of Commons held a “First Reading” or introduction of legislation entitled “ the Pay Equity Act.” The Pay Equity Act would require certain federally regulated public and private employers with 10 or more employees to proactively address gender-based waged.

an equal pay for work of equal value policy is premised on the assumption that the first also plays an important role in determining the occupa-tional differentials by sex. Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value: Key Characteristics of the Federal and the Ontario Legislation To date, equal pay for work of equal value.

EQUAL PAY FOR WORK OF EQUAL VALUE – A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE Talita Laubscher Partner – Bowman Gilfillan Inc. 1. Introduction The Employment Equity Amendment Act,1 which came into force on 1 Augustamended the Employment Equity Act2 inter alia by the introduction of sections 6(4) and 6(5).Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value An explanation The principle of equal pay for work of equal value is geared towards eliminating a particular form of workplace discrimination: differentiation in pay on the basis of a ground listed in section 6(1) of the Employment Equity Act, An employer must not cut the employee's rate of pay in order to make the rate of pay of all employees equal.

The equal pay rules in the Labour Standards Code are different from pay equity or equal pay for work of equal value. For questions about pay equity, contact the .