Ledbetter Legislation Enacted — Now What?

Law360, New York (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Yesterday, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ("Ledbetter Act") into law making it the first piece of legislation the president signed in his new administration.

The law overturns the highly publicized U.S. Supreme Court decision, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007), which required an affected employee to file a claim within 180 or 300 days (depending on whether their state has a fair employment agency) of the actual alleged discriminatory decision.

The Ledbetter Act amends Title VII of...
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