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Employer Obligations


​Employer Responsibilities

The PEO is conducting three monitoring programs: 
  • Classified government agencies;
  • New employers who had been in business for a minimum of three years and;
  • Employers who had been identified to have potential wage gaps from the Wage Gap Pilot Project in 2011.

Responding to a Complaint

​All employers are required to show that pay equity has been achieved and maintained in their workplace. To meet the minimum requirements of the Act, all employers must carry out each of these activities for each of their establishmen​ts​​.

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Monitoring Programs

​In addition to investigating pay equity related complaints, the Pay Equity Office also monitors individual workplaces in Ontario to enforce the Pay Equity Act. The Act requires every employer in Ontario to have compensation practices that provide for pay equity.

 

Responding to Monitoring

​An employer may be notified by a Review Officer that it will be monitored for pay equity compliance as per Pay Equity Act.