• What the New Ledbetter Pay Act Means for Employers
  • March 9, 2009 | Authors: Sherrard L. Hayes; Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani
  • Law Firm: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Austin Office
  • On January 29, 2009 President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, effectively changing the landscape of the statute of limitations for equal pay discrimination claims. The Act greatly expands the amount of time that employees have to bring claims of discriminatory pay practices, which could have a substantial impact on employers. The key provisions of the Act and potential implications are detailed below.