Other Practice Makes Perfect: The Legacy Of Ledbetter

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 1:54 PM EST) -- Imagine that you have just acquired a company that comes complete with equipment, employees and a profitable operation. Sweet. The inherited paperwork is spotty, but many of the employees are long-timers who have filled you in on the goings-on.

Things are running smoothly, a virtual turnkey operation. You have implemented written policies, treat your employees fairly, and direct managers to compensate employees on legitimate, nondiscriminatory bases, such as prior salary, title, seniority, grade level and performance evaluations. A few employees have grumbled about their jobs or...
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