Last week, the Ontario government announced its intention to introduce pay transparency legislation – see our article on the announcement here. Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 has now been introduced. The newly proposed legislation is consistent with the Ontario government’s press release. In particular, it proposes to impose the following requirements on employers:
- a salary rate or range must be stated in all publicly advertised job postings;
- job candidates may not be asked about their past compensation;
- no reprisals may be made against employees who discuss or disclose compensation; and
- certain employers must track and report compensation gaps based on gender and/or other diversity characteristics (in “pay transparency reports”).
Bill 203 also sets out in greater detail the proposed pay transparency requirements. In particular: Continue Reading Ontario Unveils Pay Transparency Legislation