Government accepts recommendations on pay equity

The Government has announced it will amend the Equal Pay Act and the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. This will make it easier for women to file pay equity claims with their employers, rather than having to go through the courts. It will also assist employers in addressing those claims. Read the Response to the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles.  Further information on the Joint Working Group can be found on the State Services Commission's website.