Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ledbetter Pay Discrimination Bill Introduced in the House

Capitoldome_2 Update:  The House Education and Labor Committee passed on a party-line vote (25-20) the Ledbetter Bill (H.R. 2831) late on June 27th.

CCH Work Week for June 25, 2007 has this update on the House's effort to oveturn the recent Supreme Court Ledbetter decision which would require plaintiffs to bring pay discrimination claims within 180/300 days of discrete, individual acts of pay discrimination.

CCH writes:

As promised, House labor committee chair George Miller (D-Cal) and other top House Democrats introduced the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R.2831) on June 22. The legislation would amend Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the ADA, and Rehabilitation Act to specify that a discriminatory pay decision or practice that starts the 180-day time period for filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC (or 300-day period if the charge also is covered by a state or local law) occurs each time a discriminatory paycheck is issued. The bill would take effect retroactive to May 28, the day before the Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, Inc., which held employees cannot bring Title VII disparate pay claims that allege discrimination occurring outside the 180-day time period even when a paycheck is received during that same period. The measure would apply to all disparate pay claims pending on or after that date.

Here is a copy of the proposed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.



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