President Obama Signs Ledbetter Act into Law

Just ten days into his term, President Obama has signed into law a bill that will make it easier to bring wage discrimination lawsuits against employers. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which Congress made retroactive to May 28, 2007, extends the time period for employees to assert pay discrimination claims by making each paycheck a discriminatory act; not just the initial pay determination.

For more information on this law and how it will affect employers, see Littler’s ASAP: Paycheck Rule Revived for Pay Discrimination Claims with Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by Alison N. Davis, Stephanie L. Hankin, and Tyree Ayers Jackson.

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