Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: Dramatic Implications for Employers

Wednesday, February 04 06:00 AM BST to 06:00 AM BST

President Obama has signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, amending the nations key anti-discrimination laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

This new statute will effectively eliminate the statute of limitations for federal pay discrimination cases and as a consequence, employers are likely to face a torrent of new pay discrimination claims. Under the new Ledbetter legislation, when an employee receives a paycheck based, in some part, on a prior discriminatory pay decision, it renews the period of limitations.  In most cases, the clock for the 180-300 day filing period under Title VII will not start ticking until the employee retires, resigns or is terminated. 

For the full version of the Stay Current Client Alert, "Congress Passes Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Defers Consideration of Paycheck Fairness Act," follow this link.

Neal Mollen represented the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and the National Federation of Independent Business in The Supreme Court in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber. His work for the Chamber and the NFIB on the Ledbetter case led to invitations from two Congressional committees for his testimony regarding the legislation to be discussed on this call.

Geoff Weirich is the Editor-in-Chief of the Fourth Edition of the treatise Employment Discrimination Law, by B. Lindemann and P. Grossman, published in 2007. He recently completed his two-year term as the Management Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law Committee of the American Bar Association.

Please join us for this complimentary, one-hour teleconference in which we will discuss this legislation and its profound implications for employers committed to providing a non-discriminatory environment for employees.

There will be time for Q&A during the teleconference. A confirmation with dial-in instructions will be emailed prior to the teleconference.

CLE Qualifications:Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a State Bar of California, a State Bar of New York, a State Bar of Georgia and State of Illinois approved CLE provider and certifies that this activity is eligible for 1.0 hour of general credit in California, Georgia and Illinois and 1.0 hour of practice credit in New York.

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