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MoneyFederal Liberals announce pay equity commissioner on eve of election call

09:30  11 september  2019
09:30  11 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Pay equity – "equal work for work of equal value" is legally required in separate pay equity legislation for the public sector in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and for the public and certain private sectors in Quebec and Ontario.

The Liberal government has announced proactive pay equity legislation that it says is designed to ensure that women and men receive equal pay for work of The government said it will appoint a pay equity commissioner , who will work under the auspices of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Federal Liberals announce pay equity commissioner on eve of election call Employment Minister Patty Hajdu

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has announced Canada's first-ever federal pay equity commissioner on the eve of the expected election call.

Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says Karen Jensen will provide direction for the administration and enforcement of the new Pay Equity Act.

A government release says Jensen is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in human rights, constitutional, administrative and labour law cases for more than 25 years.

Hajdu says because the Act is not expected to come into force until 2020, Jensen will be appointed to the Canadian Human Rights Commission effective Oct. 16 to deal with the work required to establish the new pay equity division.

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What is Pay Equity ? The Commissioner . Ms. Jodi MacDonald was appointed head of the Pay Equity Commission for Ontario in December of 2018 and is responsible for overseeing the Pay Ms. MacDonald brings extensive public sector experience from the federal and provincial levels and

She says Jensen's term at the commission will end Sept. 30, 2020, or when the legislation comes into force.

The bill introduced last October aims to ensure that women and men in federally regulated workplaces, including the federal private sector, the federal public service, Parliamentary workplaces, Prime Minister's and ministers' offices, receive equal pay for work of equal value.

"Proactive pay equity isn't just the right thing to do — it's the smart thing to do, because when people are treated fairly and given an equal opportunity to succeed, we all win," Hajdu said Tuesday night in a release.

The government has said the Pay Equity Act will reduce the portion of the gender wage gap in federally regulated workplaces that is due to the undervaluation of work traditionally performed by women.

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