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1.29.2009

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Expands the Time Period for Employees to Raise Pay Claims

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Considered a top priority for labor and women’s rights groups, President Barack Obama just signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (“Act”) into law today, January 29, 2009. The Act was passed by both houses of Congress as a direct response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007), which restricted the time period in which employees could file a discriminatory compensation lawsuit. View full article (PDF).