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Congress Passes Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Defers Consideration of Paycheck Fairness Act

January 28, 2009

By Geoff Weirich, Neal Mollen and Simon Pulman

On January 27, 2009, Congress sent to President Obama the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which amends 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. Once signed by the President which is scheduled to happen on Thursday, January 29 the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will create extensive compliance and litigation challenges for employers.