The Deadline for Pay Equity Exercises Under The Amended Quebec Equity Pay Act Has Passed. Is Your Company in Compliance?

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In May 2009, the Quebec Equity Pay Act, which was initially passed in 1996, was substantially revised. The amendments to the Pay Act, whose main effects are detailed below, became fully effective on December 31, 2010.

The amendments modify the timing of when an employer subject to the Act (generally, one with 10 or more employees) must comply with the Act. Under the 2009 amendments, an employer that grows to 10 or more employees during a calendar year must comply with the Act beginning in the following calendar year. In addition, an employer that drops below 10 employees during a calendar year must continue to comply with the Act for the remainder of that calendar year.

Generally speaking, all employers were required to take the following steps by December 31, 2010 (note that there are additional requirements for employers of greater size)...

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