Webinar

Quebec Pay Equity Compliance

This webinar will cover employers’ legal obligations as they relate to Quebec Pay Equity, including the risks and consequences of non-compliance.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Which companies are subject to the Law?
  • What are the deadlines?
  • When are Pay Equity Maintenance exercises due?
  • What should companies communicate to employees and to the CNESST?
  • Advantages of Pay Equity compliance
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • CNESST audit process

Anne-Catherine Verreault

CPHR, Principal Human Resources Consultant

Katrina Girard

CPHR, Human Resources Consultant

Our Objectives

1.
Make Pay Equity compliance as easy as possible
2.
Eliminate your legal and financial risks
3.
Give you peace of mind to allow you to run your business

A legal requirement... That adds value!

Adopted in Ontario in 1987 and in Quebec in 1996, the Pay Equity Act aims to bridge salary gaps affecting predominantly female jobs. The Law applies to all companies with an average of 10 or more employees in the private, public and parapublic sectors.

Over 150,000 organizations are subject to the Pay Equity Act across Quebec and Ontario. Ontario companies are required to review their compensation practices on a regular basis, while Quebec organizations must update their Pay Equity exercise every five years.

Direct, indirect,
and ongoing advantages

Consider the following:

  • Compliance is mistakenly seen as an added expense;
  • Non-compliance can result in additional costs that can be avoided;
  • Our team of Pay Equity experts can save you time and money by helping you with the compliance process.

Pay Equity legislation requires companies to evaluate each and every job in a neutral and objective way, allowing them to gain a better understanding of their workforce. This process has many advantages;

  • Enhances work culture;
  • Increases sense of equity;
  • Provides opportunities to implement improved HR practices;
  • Promotes fair compensation;
  • Contributes to employee retention;
  • Strengthens interpersonal relationships;
  • Improves staff engagement and productivity;
  • Simplifies decision-making for management; and
  • Makes organizations more competitive.

Non-compliant companies can incur fines ranging from $1,000 to $45,000 depending on the size of the organization and the degree of infraction.

Our motto is to
make things easier for you

Solertia’s expert reputation in Pay Equity speaks for itself.

  • For over 15 years, we have helped organizations of all sizes comply with the Law.
  • We have completed over 1,000 Pay Equity exercises.
  • We have successfully represented dozens of companies through audits and reconciliations.

We know that the compliance process varies in complexity from one organization to the next, so we are here to help by offering:

  • A holistic approach taking into account each organization’s unique compensation practice, work culture and history;
  • Comprehensive services that include assisting you with your first Pay Equity exercise, guiding you through a Pay Equity audit and submitting your annual report (DEMES);
  • A wide range of methods and tools to ensure efficiency and cost-savings including our proprietary Pay Equity tool that is easy to use and has passed through several Quebec and Ontario audits;
  • A work methodology that is designed to be straightforward and transparent.

Meet our team of helpful experts

Our reputation for providing top-quality service is largely due to the proven expertise of our Pay Equity experts.

Anne-Catherine Verreault, CPHR Principal Human Resources Consultant, is responsible for managing Solertia’s Pay Equity services along with the excellent support of Katrina Girard, CPHR Human Resources Consultant. These experienced professionals are both recognized and highly valued by the many clients they serve. Equipped with a deep knowledge and understanding in all matters related to Pay Equity, they also benefit from many years of practical experience in human resources. If you have any questions about Pay Equity, please contact them today.

Anne-Catherine Verreault, CPHR Principal Human Resources Consultant, is responsible for managing Solertia’s Pay Equity services.

averreault@solertia.ca
1 844 220-8008, ext. 283

Katrina Girard, CPHR, Human Resources Consultant, supports Anne-Catherine in delivering top quality Pay Equity services to Solertia’s clients.

kgirard@solertia.ca
1 844 220-8008, ext. 265

Take advantage
of a free consultation

Legal requirements differ greatly from one company to the next. Your company’s specific Pay Equity obligations might be straightforward or complex depending on a number of factors. Contact us for a free consultation in order to better understand your obligations and deadlines. Compliance is important! We’re here to help.