P.L. 111-2, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (4 comments ↓ | 13 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 181 would amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice.

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Doubtful Avenger

January 26, 2009, 11:55am (report abuse)

Even assuming a 6-month statute of limitations was too small (and I doubt that, as one can see wage discrimination in his paycheck upon receipt), I can't even imagine removing it altogether. Employers can't even assess risk or reserve funds for this potential liability, as it extends ad nauseum into the future. This will cause staffing levels to drop, when we are already at a critical stage with unemployment rising. Is the Congress as totally ignorant as it appears?


February 7, 2009, 7:01pm (report abuse)

It is going to be impossible to implement. Just because a person holds a like job position does not mean that they are equally qualified. One person may have had more years of experience or has a better performance level than the other. All pay should reflect productivity and performance benefits to the company. Obviously, it is very hard for me to support this line of thinking as I have worked in many male dominated industries and have seen unequal pay. However, I still believe you should be compensated for good work, the experience you bring to the position, and overall performance. I feel that this Bill will really be serving the aims, and filling the pockets of suit happy trial lawyers. I think that it will more than likely be strongly supported by the American Bar Assoc.'s lobby with the intent of opening up more avenues to file suit. It is going to cost the American tax payer tremendously and not serve its original good intentions.

K. Rose

July 21, 2009, 3:55pm (report abuse)

The House vote, as recorded, has been changed. Leonard Lance, (R), 7th District, NJ, did not vote "Yes" for this bill. He most decidedly voted NO.

The Atheist Party

October 30, 2009, 6:54pm (report abuse)

As a proud disabled-atheist, this bill is a much needed. Any Christians who commit hate crime against the disabled, the atheist, the Church of Scientology, The little people, the big people who are to be over 6 feet tall, and other peoples religion, race, ethnic, and culture should not deserve to get a job or open up a business because they can't tolerate for what other people do, say or believe. For the love of Scientology, Jesus is dead people. Stop this biblical preaching nonsense and renounce that dead man's name.

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