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Labour and employment lawyers predict pushback on Pay Transparency Act

Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 9:25 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Ontario’s recently launched pay transparency legislation may make the province a leader in tackling pay equity, but labour and employment lawyers are predicting a pushback as companies are still adjusting to recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act.

Bill 203, Pay Transparency Act, 2018, introduced on March 6, is meant to ensure that compensation is based on a job’s requirements by having publicly advertised job postings include a salary rate or range.

If passed, the legislation would also prohibit employers from asking a job candidate about...