Video Update: POTUS Signs the Act-WooHoo! Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act passes House..to POTUS for signature…

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UPDATE 1/29 :The first second signed legislation of this Administration will may IS be the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act…

Just signed!! Lilly and Hillary are there!! WOOHOO!!!!

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Our previous post here

thank you Congress, thank you America…

Carolyn Maloney yesterday on the Bill:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney spoke in support of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was passed by the House today. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature. This bill is a key initiative in closing the pay gap between men and women. It restores the law as it was prior to the narrowly-decided (5-4) Supreme Court Ledbetter decision in 2007. That decision tossed aside longstanding prior law and made it much harder for women and other workers to pursue pay discrimination claims stating a pay discrimination charge must be filed within 180 days of the employers initial decision to pay an employee less. The bill restores prior law providing that a pay discrimination charge must simply be filed within 180 days of a discriminatory paycheck.

January 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Finance, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, Unemployment Statistics.

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