The Pay Equity Commission is composed of two separate and distinct bodies: the Pay Equity Office and the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.
The Pay Equity Office offers information to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under the Pay Equity Act.
The Pay Equity Office also investigates complaints alleging contravention of the Pay Equity Act. Staff of the Office attempt to help parties resolve their dispute on their own; where the parties are unable to reach agreement, staff of the Office will resolve the dispute by issuing an Order or Notice of Decision.
Where the Office issues an Order or Notice of Decision, a party may appeal the Order or Decision to the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, which has exclusive jurisdiction to determine all questions of fact or law that arise in any matter before it. The decisions of the Tribunal are final and conclusive for all purposes.