Texas Legislators Restart The Clock On Pay Discrimination Bill

By Jess Krochtengel (November 10, 2014, 8:48 PM EST) -- Two Texas lawmakers on Monday rebooted the state's efforts to enact a version of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, in bills that propose extending the deadline to file pay discrimination claims, after Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2013 vetoed a version of the law.

In HB 187 and SB 65, Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, and Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, are again trying to bring Texas law in line with federal law when it comes to the timing of pay discrimination claims. The proposals would restart the 180-day clock to bring those claims at each paycheck or incident of discrimination...

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