US House Set To Vote On Pay Discrimination Bills

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will meet Friday to vote on two workplace bills aimed at tackling pay inequity, including one that expressly undoes a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited the scope of wage discrimination claims.

The House will consider, and is expected to pass, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, bills that enjoy strong support by Democrats in Congress and President-elect Barack Obama.

A similar Ledbetter bill was passed by the House in July 2007 by a 225-199 vote,...
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