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Maintaining pay equity

MAINTAINING PAY EQUITY: A GOVERNMENT OBLIGATION NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY!

The Act stipulates that a periodic assessment of the maintenance of pay equity must be carried out once the latter has been achieved through a pay equity exercise.

Maintenance of this obligation must be assessed every five years from the date of posting or, if posting has not taken place within this period, from the date on which it should have taken place.

This means that if you carried out your pay equity exercise with February 2009 data, you must have completed your maintenance posting by the end of 2015.

In accordance with its mission, the Commission de l’équité salariale audits Quebec employers with regard to the application of the Pay Equity Act. The Act requires all companies under provincial jurisdiction with 10 or more employees to have completed their pay equity exercise by December 31, 2010, and the formal assessment of maintenance five years after the results are posted.

No employer is immune from an audit by the Commission, either for failing to meet its obligations or for doing so incorrectly.

Under the Act, employers who fail to meet their obligations are guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of between $1,000 and $45,000, depending on the number of employees.

Do you feel concerned, but lack the time and resources to meet this obligation? The professionals at Demers Beaulne can help!

Whether it’s carrying out your pay equity exercise or assisting you with your maintenance assessment, our specialized pay equity team can offer you a quality service tailored to your needs.

Don’t wait any longer! Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

Natalie Beaudoin, CHRP, M.Sc.A.
Associate, Human Capital
514 878-0255
nbeaudoin@demersbeaulne.com

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