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Obama signs Ledbetter Act, easing path for pay-bias suits

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in Compensation and Benefits,Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,HR Management,Human Resources,Leaders & Managers,Management Training

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, making it easier for women and others to sue for pay discrimination that may date back decades. Drafted in response to a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said employees had at most 300 days to file pay discrimination complaints, the new law counts each unfairly low paycheck as a fresh discriminatory act.

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