Pay equity

Many employers are obligated to maintain practices that establish and preserve “pay equity” in the workplace. 

Ontario Pay Equity legislation, for example, applies to all Ontario employers with 10 or more employees.  Costs associated with pay equity compliance can be significant. Mathews Dinsdale helps clients identify and proactively address any pay equity issues that may currently exist and those that may arise during the collective bargaining process.

Our lawyers regularly advise on the integration of pay equity with labour relations, human rights and employment standards. We assist employers in all compliance matters, including the preparation and maintenance of pay equity plans as may be required, as well as assisting new employers with the implementation of compensation systems. 

We also advise and represent employers dealing with a complaint or investigation, with the goal of achieving the most cost-effective resolution.