Legal Alert: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009


On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 ("Act"). The Act, aimed at addressing pay inequity, allows workers to file a claim for pay discrimination without regard to when the initial violation took place, effectively eviscerating the statute of limitations with regard to pay discrimination claims. The new law therefore requires employers take additional steps to ensure that their pay practices are non-discriminatory and that they properly maintain pay records needed to prove the fairness of their pay decisions. See the attached Alert for full details.

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