Pay Transparency Act Compliance for BC Employers
The BC Pay Transparency Act is a new legislation aimed at dismantling systemic discrimination within the workplace by reducing the gender pay gap and bringing hidden inequities to light.
As a result, new obligations for BC employers have been introduced to proactively address pay disparities and take actionable measures to foster workplaces embedded with equity.
Unsure about your obligations as a BC employer? You’re in the right place!
Who is impacted by the BC Pay Transparency Act?
All BC employers are impacted by the Act; however, annual reporting deadlines vary based on the size of your organization.
All employers with 1,000+ employees must publish their first annual pay transparency report by November 1, 2024
All employers with 300+ employees must publish their first annual pay transparency report by November 1, 2025
All employers with 50+ employees must publish their first annual pay transparency report by November 1, 2026
Your obligations as a BC employer
BC employers cannot discipline employees as it relates to pay transparency.
The Act outlines protections in place for employees in terms of asking about their pay, sharing their pay to another employee or job applicants, and asking their employer about its pay transparency report.
BC employers must include expected pay in job postings.
Beginning November 1, 2023, all BC employers must include the expected pay / expected pay range for any publicly advertised job opportunities.
BC employers must publish an annual pay transparency report.
In accordance with their respective deadlines, employers must submit an annual pay transparency report sharing a breakdown of pay for employees based on gender.
We can help you develop a compliant report, on time.
Wondering how the heck you’re going to get this done in time? Envol has developed a pragmatic approach that will help you comply and set you up for success long-term.
We provide support, consultation, resources, and lead execution.
We provide support, consultation, and resources as needed. You execute.
Free Tools and Resources
BC Pay Transparency Act Summary
BC Pay Transparency Act: What it Means for BC Employers
BC Pay Transparency Act: Do’s and Don’ts for BC Employers
BC Pay Transparency Act: Framework for Leading Compensation Conversations