Study Notes 11 - Pay Equity Act

Pay equity requires employers to compare totally

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Unformatted text preview: rit, productivity, or any other factor not based on gender. Pay Equity Act: Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value • The Pay Equity Act requires employers to provide equal pay for work of equal value; it aims at ensuring gender equality in the pay that employees receive for the jobs they perform. • Pay Equity requires employers to compare totally different jobs and ascertain whether they are equal in value. A comparison is made between the value of the jobs, not their content. • The purpose of Pay Equity is to reduce the wage gap between men and women by requiring employers to compare the underlying value of jobs performed predominantly by men with those performed predominantly by women. • Pay for female- dominated jobs is then based on their value in relation to the value of male- dominated jobs, rather than on the value assigned to them by the external labour market. • All Ontario public...
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