Monday, March 8, 2010
On this week's agenda for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is a full committee hearing entitled, A Fair Share for All: Pay Equity in the New American Workplace. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning, at 10 Eastern time. You may recall that as part of the legislation reacting to the Supreme Court's Ledbetter decision was the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House in August of 2008 (noted here). The bill was not passed by the Senate at that time, but it's back on the agenda now. While the Lily Ledbetter Act focused on the statute of limitations and reversing the Supreme Court's decision, the Paycheck Fairness Act focuses on amending the Equal Pay act and providing greater remedies for gender pay discrimination.
Hat tip: Pat Schaeffer