Feds ironing out details of pay equity legislation
The Liberal government hasn’t determined how its highly touted pay equity law will work, with key elements like cost and enforcement still undecided for the plan that was announced as a highlight of the gender-focused 2018 budget, according to an official.
Emily Harris, a communications adviser for Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, said Tuesday the government is still figuring out how its upcoming law will ensure people in federally regulated sectors who perform work of equal value receive equal pay.
The budget centred on an argument that empowering women will unlock billions of dollars in economic growth. One measure to do this, according to the Liberal government, is to narrow the long-standing rift in earnings between male and female workers.