Passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act is a victory for workers, but more significant pay discrimination protections are still in Congress.
The Senate this afternoon passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, reversing a 2007 Supreme Court decision that requires employees to bring pay discrimination claims no later than 180 days after the first, and only the first, instance of pay discrimination.
The House today passed both the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, restoring and establishing basic protections for employees who are subject to wage discrimination.
Calling this legislation “of the highest priority” for Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning called for the House to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act this week.
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