S.181 - Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and to modify the operation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 as enacted.

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Result: Passed - January 27, 2009

Roll call number 37 in the House

Question: On Passage: S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

 

OpenCongress Summary

While dropped by the 110th Congress, this bill was passed into law within about 20 days of being introduced again in 2009. The bill resets the statute of limitations for pay-related discrimination cases such that an employee has 180 days to file a formal complaint of discrimination after receiving each pay-check, rather than only after the initial instance of pay discrimination.
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Official Summary

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to declare that an unlawful employment practice occurs when: (1) a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice is adopted; (2) an individual becomes subject to the decision or practice; or (3) an individua

Official Summary

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to declare that an unlawful employment practice occurs when:
(1) a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice is adopted;
(2) an individual becomes subject to the decision or practice; or
(3) an individual is affected by application of the decision or practice, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid. Allows liability to accrue, and allows an aggrieved person to obtain relief, including recovery of back pay, for up to two years preceding the filing of the charge, where the unlawful employment practices that have occurred during the charge filing period are similar or related to practices that occurred outside the time for filing a charge. Applies the preceding provisions to claims of compensation discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to declare that an unlawful practice occurs when a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice is adopted, when a person becomes subject to the decision or other practice, or when a person is affected by the decision or practice, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid.

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Organizations Supporting S.181

  • American Association of University Women
  • Moms Rising
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • People For the American Way
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • National Organization for Women
  • ...and 21 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.181

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • American Housing & Lodging Association
  • American Bakers Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Eagle Forum
  • ...and 3 more. See all.




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