Pay Discrimination Claims May Be on the Uptick under Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is retroactively effective to May 28, 2007. The Act amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the ADA to effectively eliminate the limitations period for discriminatory pay claims. Although employees will still be required to file charges of discrimination with the EEOC or state agencies before going to court, the Act provides that the initial charge filing period restarts each time an employee receives a paycheck reflecting a discriminatory pay practice.

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