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A Guide to Interpreting Ontario's Pay Equity Act

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Disclaimer: This Guide gives an overview of the minimum requirements of the Pay Equity Act as interpreted by the Pay Equity Office. The interpretations are drawn from our own experiences and by applying the key rulings of the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal and the courts and is current to the date ​of publication. ​

Table of Contents

  1. About This Publication

  2. Overview

  3. Guiding Principles for Interpreting the Pay Equity Act

  4. Summary of Requirements

  5. What are the Compliance Deadlines?

  6. Definitions

  7. Part I – Requirements for Achieving Pay Equity

  8. Part I – Requirement to Maintain Pay Equity

  9. Part II – Requirements for Implementing Pay Equity for Employers/Unions

  10. Pay Equity in Unionized Workplaces

  11. Proxy Comparison Method

  12. Pay Equity Commission

  13. Enforcement and Complaints

  14. Monitoring Programs

  15. Glossary

  16. Appendix  


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