Friday, January 9, 2009

Fantastic newsflash!

The Lilly Ledbetter Act passed in the House of Representatives today! If you want a more elaborate explanation about why this is amazing news, take a look at Emily Sullivan's post from earlier this week, but in brief: the bill reverses an incredibly unfair 2007 Supreme Court decision which stipulated that a worker must file claims of wage discrimination within the first 180 days of the decision to pay that employee less, regardless of whether the person was aware of the disparity.

The bill will be up in the Senate in the next few days, so watch out for it! Last year, the bill was blocked by only three votes, but the Democrats have a stronger majority now, and it might actually pass.

1 Comments:

At January 9, 2009 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Roscoe said...

w00t!

 

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