On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – named after a former Goodyear employee who sued her employer for pay discrimination. The new law makes it easier for workers to sue their employer for pay discrimination based on such characteristics as gender, race, age, or disability. It also extends the time limitation for employees to sue by making each paycheck -- not just the first one -- a potential violation of the law.
This law overturns a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited an employee’s ability to challenge past wage discrimination practices going back several years. Its passage makes it imperative for employers to review their compensation practices and be certain that any pay discrepancies among workers doing comparable work are defensible and justified by law. Failure to do so will put their company in significant risk of winding up in court.
This webinar will focus on the following:
An overview of the Ledbetter Act
A practical discussion of the new law and its implications for employers and employees
A review of specific steps employers need to take to comply with this law and what you can do to minimize legal challenges to your pay practices
How to effectively respond to employees making inquiries or claims about pay discrimination
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