Calling the Ledbetter Act a "First Step," Sponsors Urge Senate to Pass Paycheck Fairness Act


On the first anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Chris Dodd celebrated by calling for Congressional action on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) (S 182).

This Act would amend the Equal Pay Act (EPA) provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit retaliation against employees for sharing salary information with co-workers, allow prevailing plaintiffs to recover compensatory and punitive damages in EPA cases, and facilitate the filing of class actions lawsuits under the EPA.

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