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Federal Pay Equity: A Deep Dive for Employers

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group Seminar
When (ET)
Where Webinar or Toronto Office
Bay Adelaide Centre,
333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Toronto, ON
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Under the new federal Pay Equity Act, employers are required to prepare pay equity plans that identify and correct systemic discrimination in the compensation paid to predominantly female job classes. For large employers and those with unions, these plans must be jointly prepared in a pay equity committee. In this three hour “deep dive” we go beyond the basic requirements of the Pay Equity Act to unpack the most significant issues that employers are facing in their compliance journeys, including:

  • Considerations when forming and running pay equity committees, including employee communications, the election process, terms of reference and confidentiality
  • Legal, procedural and labour relations considerations when applying for multiple pay equity plans
  • Understanding and applying the exclusions from compensation contemplated by the Act
  • Pay equity methodology, including opportunities for alternate comparison methodologies
  • Lessons learned from the Quebec and Ontario experiences with proactive pay equity legislation


  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm (ET) / 9:30 am - 10:00 am (PT) Registration and lunch for Toronto office attendees
  • 12:45 pm – 1:00 pm (ET) / 9:45 am - 10:00 am (PT) Waiting Room Opens for virtual attendees
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (ET) / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (PT) Program
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm (ET) / 11:30 am - 11:45 am (PT) Break


This session is intended for in-house legal professionals, pay equity consultants, compensation, labour relations and human resource professionals and any others who would like develop a more nuanced understanding of the new federal Pay Equity Act.


This course costs $250 per person (plus HST)


This is a paid course. You can attend this event via webinar or live in the Toronto Fasken Office (limited seats available). This program will be conducted as a live course and will not be recorded.


Half day

Cancellation Policy

  • Registration fees are not refundable. A credit may be issued in certain circumstances
  • No credits will be issued for no shows
  • No credits will be issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before a course
  • In the event that Fasken cancels the course, the participant can choose either a credit or a refund for the course amount
This program is eligible for up to 2.75 Substantive Hours with the Law Society of Ontario.

This programme contains 2.75 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “Fasken’s Federal Pay Equity: A Deep Dive for Employers - September 2022”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329