Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “What are the “exceptions” to the equal pay provisions of the Employment Standards Act”.  In this article, Simon reviewed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 brought about by Bill 148 to include an obligation for “equal pay for equal work” irrespective of an individual’s “employment status” (there had already been an obligation for equal pay on the basis of sex).  This meant that full time, part time, seasonal and contract workers were to be paid the same amount if the work they were performing was similar.  However, there were some exceptions based on seniority systems, merit systems, mode of production and any other factors other than “sex”.  A link to this article can be found here

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