Legal Alert: Bill Impacting Pay Discrimination Claims Sent to Senate

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that could significantly impact employers, if the legislation becomes law. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is aimed at overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which limited the time frame for bringing pay discrimination claims. The Fair Paycheck Act would enhance remedies for sex-based discrimination and make it easier for plaintiffs to establish an Equal Pay Act (EPA) violation. The two bills have been combined (H.R. 11) and sent to the Senate for consideration.

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