Ledbetter Pay Discrimination Bill On Way To Obama

Law360, New York (January 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark workplace bill Tuesday to combat gender-based pay discrimination, sending the proposed legislation to the White House for President Obama's approval.

The worker-friendly Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which passed the House by a 252-174 vote, is expected to be the first measure Obama signs into law as commander in chief.

The legislation, which will expressly undo a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited the scope of pay discrimination claims, jumped its last major hurdle Jan. 22, when it...
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