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New wage bias act reverses Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision


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Abstract: The new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act reverses the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The new act permits employees to file charges within 180 or 300 days after each instance of receiving compensation based on discriminatory motives (as opposed to the same period after first discovering they’d been discriminated against). This article discusses the particulars of the case, while a sidebar uses a different case to show that, while the Ledbetter Act may open the door to more lawsuits, it doesn’t ease the actual criteria in proving them. Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (U.S. 2007) Virgona v. Tufenkian Import-Export Ventures, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72139 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)

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