Canadian HR Reporter

October 2021 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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ALMOST three years after it was first intro- duced, the Pay Equity Act has finally come into force in Canada for federally regu- lated employers. Looking to close the gender wage gap and ensure that workers receive equal pay for work of equal value, the act "will put into place long- term, sustainable changes that will ensure that women's work is valued and compensated fairly, now and into the future," says the government. "The objectives of the new proactive pay equity regime are to ensure pay equity is achieved and maintained, to help address systemic gender discrimination in compensation practices and pay systems, and to contribute to reducing the gender wage gap by addressing the portion of the gap due to the undervaluation of work done by women." In Canada, women earn 89 cents for every dollar earned by men for work of equal value, and Indigenous women, black and racialized women and women with disabilities earn even less, says Mary Cornish, principal at Cornish Justice Solutions in Toronto. WWW.HRREPORTER.COM ISSUE 34.08.2021 THE NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Looking for insights When it comes to people data, the C-suite is keen to hear more from HR, finds a survey /8 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE… BURNED OUT LEADERS There's been plenty of focus on employees struggling through the pandemic, but leaders are also having a tough time /10 VIRTUAL CO-OP Back in 2019, only a few post-secondary co-op experiences were remote. Now, most schools plan to keep them indefinitely /28 FRAUD LEADS TO FIRING A Toronto transit supervisor denied her involvement in a fraudulent benefits scheme, but the evidence showed otherwise /49 > pg. 2 Years in the making, the Pay Equity Act is finally taking effect for federally regulated employers. Employers will have a lot to consider when it comes to job classes, gender predominance and the value of work to close the gender wage gap and ensure that workers receive equal pay for work of equal value, writes Sarah Dobson Is wellness a waste of time? Are investments in employee wellness paying off? Not necessarily, according to a new study /12 Pay Equity Act finally comes into effect HR INFLUENCERS 2021 Canadian HR Reporter showcases an impressive group of young HR professionals who are leading the way /17

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