Lawyers Warn Of Litigation Boom With Ledbetter Act

Law360, New York (January 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act now almost assured of passage after jumping its last major hurdle in the U.S. Senate, lawyers are warning employers to ready themselves for a massive jump in pay discrimination claims.

The landmark employment legislation passed the Senate with minor adjustments in a 61-36 vote Thursday. From there the bill will make a quick pit stop in the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the desk of President Barack Obama, who is expected to make it the first measure...
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