Pay equity and the legal requirements

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Taking action to ensure equal remuneration between women and men is an important step for organisations to proactively manage any associated legal risks. Organisations are required by law to provide equal pay to employees who are performing work of equal or comparable value. It is important that organisations meet their legal obligations, as failure to do so may result in the organisation and individuals being exposed to a range of legal claims. 

You can access a guide to pay equity and legal risk management

Awards and enterprise agreements are common methods of setting pay for organisations.

You can access a guide to pay equity and awards and agreements here.

For more information on awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements including relevant pay scales, please visit the Fair Work Ombudsman or Fair Work Commission

Please access the guide for Pay equity and legal risk management (below) for more information:

Pay equity and legal risk management

In collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Dentons has developed this briefing note which outlines the legal framework related to pay equity. This briefing note also outlines key considerations for organisations in managing their legal risks at each of the six stages of the pay equity journey.