Senate Passes Pay Discrimination Bill

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a major employment bill to reverse a controversial Supreme Court decision that limited the time in which employees could sue for wage discrimination.

The Senate voted Thursday 61-36 to approve the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, moving the legislation one step closer to the desk of President Barack Obama, who has already signaled his intention to sign the measure into law.

The bill will now return to the House, which is expected to act quickly to approve it. The House passed...
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