76.1. After a pay equity plan has been completed or adjustments in compensation have been determined under Division III of Chapter II, an employer shall periodically conduct a pay equity audit in his enterprise.
The audit shall be conducted to identify whether events that have occurred in the enterprise since the previous pay equity exercise have created differences in compensation between predominantly female job classes and equivalent predominantly male job classes and to determine the adjustments required, if any.
Every five years from the date of the posting under the first paragraph of section 35, the second paragraph of section 75 or section 76.3, or if the posting was not made within the time limit, from the date on which it should have been made, the pay equity audit and postings prescribed by this chapter must be conducted or made.
When pay equity plans have been completed or adjustments in compensation determined on different dates within the same enterprise, the pay equity audit and postings prescribed by this chapter may be conducted or made according to the different time limits applicable, or simultaneously for part or all of the enterprise. In the latter case, the time limit applicable is the shortest.
Section 13 applies, with the necessary modifications, to a pay equity audit.
2009, c. 9, s. 23; 2019, c. 4, s. 511.