Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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Overview of Law

Strengthens employee rights to sue for pay discrimination with regard to gender, race, color, national origin, age or disability by setting the 180 day statute of limitations from the date of the most recent paycheck received instead of the date the pay was agreed upon.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Benefits & Positives

DatePositive Result\BenefitRank
01/29/09Employers prompted to review, develop and update their criteria on employee compensation to ensure they are applied consistently and uniformly.
01/29/09Pay discrimination based on gender, race, color, national origin, age and disability prohibited.
01/29/09Statute of limitations on filing equal-pay lawsuits eased by setting period to start from the date of the most recent paycheck.