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S 181 - Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 - National Key Vote

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Title: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines unlawful employment laws and counts each paycheck as an offense if a salary is ruled as discriminatory.

Highlights:

  • Changes the current unlawful employment discrimination laws to include the adoption of discriminatory compensation decisions or practices, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid, and when an individual is subjected to or affected by such practices (Sec. 3, 4, 5).
  • Allows the recovery of back pay for up to two years prior to the complaint in addition to existing penalties (Sec. 3).
  • Takes effect as if enacted on May 28, 2007 and applies to all claims made on or after that date (Sec. 6).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines unlawful employment laws and counts each paycheck as an offense if a salary is ruled as discriminatory.

Highlights:

  • Changes the current unlawful employment discrimination laws to include the adoption of discriminatory compensation decisions or practices, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid, and when an individual is subjected to or affected by such practices (Sec. 3, 4, 5).
  • Allows the recovery of back pay for up to two years prior to the complaint in addition to existing penalties (Sec. 3).
  • Takes effect as if enacted on May 28, 2007 and applies to all claims made on or after that date (Sec. 6).

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

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