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Questions raised about whether pay transparency bill will help close gender wage gap

Howard Levitt, an employment lawyer and senior partner at the Toronto firm Levitt Sheikh, isn’t at all optimistic that this salary range posting will do anything to shrink the wage gap. In fact, he’s sure it won’t.

Published Nov 9, 2023 at 1:52pm

Carolyn Gruske
Carolyn Gruske
Questions raised about whether pay transparency bill will help close gender wage gap
A woman walks through Toronto's financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. (Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press)

Opinions vary as to whether the government’s plan to require employers to post salary ranges on job ads will help women earn as much as their male colleagues.

The Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development David Piccini laid out the plan to require salary range posting during an announcement where he also spoke about two other upcoming changes: the plan to open up consultations about banning non-disclosure agreements in cases of workplace sexual harassment, misconduct or violence, and the requirement that employers indicate if they are using AI-based tools to help in the employee recruitment and hiring process.

All three agenda items are expected to be part of an update to the Working for Workers Acts.

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