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Financial literacy initiatives and a wide range of capital accumulation plan options are key components in supporting the financial health of midwives, said Nicole Mellin, executive director of the Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust (pictured left), during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit in February. The association provides its roughly […]

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Just two-fifths (41 per cent) of global employers say they’ve attained full gender equity, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled more than 40,000 employers in 42 countries, found 52 per cent reported pay equity initiatives are on schedule, while the remaining 48 per cent were behind or had no initiatives. […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 11, 2024
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North American employees who are part of equity-deserving groups continue to report shortfalls in salary and advancement opportunities compared to other workers, according to a new survey by the Robert Walters Group. The survey, which polled 6,000 workers, found 72 per cent more men than women said they earn a salary of $55,000 or more. […]

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  • April 8, 2024 April 5, 2024
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Canada’s 100 highest-paid chief executive officers — who are overwhelmingly male — were paid an average of $14.9 million in 2022, 246-times more than the average employee wage and setting a new record, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It found in 2022, Canadian employees received an average pay […]

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  • January 9, 2024 January 9, 2024
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An article on how Ontario’s proposed pay transparency legislation will impact employers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers 2. Expert panel: How interest rates impact DB pension plans 3. How employers can shift younger workers’ ‘soft saving’ […]

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  • December 8, 2023 December 8, 2023
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Pay transparency legislation is quickly gathering steam in Canada as provincial governments take steps towards shrinking the gender wage gap. Prince Edward Island was first to the post with pay transparency provisions in June 2022. While Newfoundland and Labrador’s Pay Equity and Transparency Act received royal assent in November 2022, its pay transparency provisions haven’t […]

More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. women say they don’t earn enough to save for retirement and 26 per cent say they agree strongly with this statement, according to a new survey by the Transamerica Institute. The survey, which polled more than 5,600 employees, found while a similar percentage (50 per cent) of […]

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  • November 10, 2023 November 10, 2023
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Under new legislation announced Monday, Ontario employers could soon be required to include salary ranges in job postings and disclose if artificial intelligence is part of their hiring process. “It’s an unacceptable reality that women today in Ontario earn an average of 87 cents for every dollar earned by men,” said Labour Minister David Piccini […]

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Job advertisements in New York will have to disclose proposed pay rates after a statewide salary transparency law went into effect on Sunday, part of growing state and city efforts to give women and people of colour a tool to advocate for equal pay for equal work. Employers with at least four workers will be required to disclose salary ranges for any job advertised externally to […]

While Canada has had pay equity laws since the 1970s, gender pay gaps still exist, but new pay transparency legislation in British Columbia is aiming to make an impact. Paulette Senior, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Women’s Foundation The pace of closing the gender pay gap is glacial. All kinds of reports […]