Lawyers Keep Close Eye On New Ledbetter Rulings

Law360, New York (February 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- As courts begin to wrestle with the language of legislation enacted by Congress in January to combat pay inequity in the work force, management-side attorneys fear arguments that expand the law's scope might be gaining sway.

Since its enactment on Jan. 29, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act has not only spawned a rash of new suits but has resulted in dozens of rulings in active pay discrimination cases, some interpreting the law to include promotion decisions, others resurrecting once-dismissed claims.

According to research by attorney...
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