Is the Ledbetter law at hand?

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Is the Ledbetter law at hand?

Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:41 am

The Supreme Court decision in the Ledbetter case concerning the statute of limitations for pay discrimination cases. Recall that the Court ruled that pay discrimination cases are treated as discrete act of discrimination cases and that a claim must be filed within the 180/300 day statute of limitations from the day the employee receives their paycheck. This is an absurd situation as many times employees do not know of a discriminatory pattern until there has been numerous pay periods with discriminatory pay decisions.

Now comes word that as early as today, Congress will have hearings on the passage of a Ledbetter Fair Pay Bill which will allow more flexibility for such pay discrimination claims. More specifically, the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act legislation would amend all of the employment discrimination law to provide that in effect only one discriminatory pay check with have to fall into the statutory period for such claims - much like sexual harassment claims under the Morgan case.

Related legislation is also expected to amend the Equal Pay Act to enhance remedies for sex-based pay disparities.

Here is A recent in-depth story on Ledbetter can be found in the NYT from a couple of days ago.


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/us/politics/05rights.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=ledbetter&st=cse
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Re: Is the Ledbetter law at hand?

Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:39 am

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, S. 181 passed today. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN00181:

This version does not contain the amendments to the Equal Pay Act that the Paycheck Fairness Act piece of the House version had,the House will approve the Senate version to move the Ledbetter piece forward.
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Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:51 am

Obama has signed into law the first act of his administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. The White House has an introduction and full text of the ceremony,as well as video click:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/AWonderfulDay/
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