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04.01.2010 Is it Time for the Paycheck Fairness Act?
04.01.2010
With all of the attention focused on health care reform and the economy it is easy to lose sight of the important labor-related items on the Obama agenda. However, there is a lot looming on the legislative horizon that employers should pay attention to. For example, as the President and Congress marked the one year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act earlier this year, talks resumed on another major employment law, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Originally introduced in March 2007 and passed by the House in July 2008, the Paycheck Fairness Act has largely flown under the radar and, so far, has languished in the Senate. However, the potential ramifications of the Act are very significant, because if it passes employers will face additional record-keeping burdens; increased potential damages; and more difficult, expensive litigation.

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