How Congress Is Rewriting Equal Pay Law

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Over the last several months, the Employee Free Choice Act, the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the new Famiily Medical Leave Act regulations, and the economic meltdown that has already precipitated more layoffs than this country has faced in recent memory, have generated enormous attention and analysis in labor/employment circles. Mostly unnoticed amid this chaos were the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.

On Jan. 22, 2009, the Ledbetter Act (S.B. 181) passed the Senate. The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.B....
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