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U.S. House of Representatives record vote 768, 110th Congress, Session 1
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard description The House approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 (H.R. 2831), a bill that would reverse a Supreme Court decision limiting the time that workers have to sue their employers for pay discrimination.
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard description Passage of a bill responding to the U.S. S Passage of a bill responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire Company, which said that charges of wage discrimination must be filed within 180 days of the initial discriminatory act, regardless of whether the employee had any idea that he or she was being discriminated against. The bill would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to allow employees to file charges of pay discrimination within 180 days of their receipt of a paycheck affected by the alleged discriminatory decision. The bill would also clarify that an employee is entitled to up to two years of back-pay if it is determined that discrimination occurred. s determined that discrimination occurred.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Employment discrimination legislation (U.S.) +
Chamber 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th +
Modification date
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Reverse a recent Supreme Court decision that limited employees' rights to sue for pay discrimination. July 31. (225-199)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
Roll call number 768 +
Scorecard vote AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard description Despite strong opposition by the Chamber, Despite strong opposition by the Chamber, the House passed 225-199, H.R. 2831, the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This bill would amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and several other anti-discrimination laws to effectively abolish the statute of limitations in many cases. H.R. 2831 is purported to overturn the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which rejected the “paycheck theory” of compensation discrimination that would have permitted claims to be filed many years after an alleged act of discrimination occurs. If signed into law, H.R. 2831 would not only reverse this commonsense decision, but it could be applied broadly and create a situation where claims could be fi led decades after an allegedly discriminatory act occurred. This legislation is now awaiting action in the Senate. The Chamber will continue to oppose this wrongheaded approach and work to preserve the intent of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. tent of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv house.htm +
Categories Record votes  +
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