Equal Opportunity In Employment Commission
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (named after the Goodyear Tire
and Rubber Co. employee who sued too late for equal pay) was signed into
law on January 29, 2009. It allows employees to challenge pay
discrimination by filing a claim within 180 days of discriminatory
conduct (payment of discriminatory wages, with each paycheck treated as
a discriminatory act). They can recover back pay for up to two years
prior to the filing. Employers who identify and eliminate
discrimination can avoid liability. The new Act is a clarification to
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which makes it illegal to
discriminate in paying wages based on race, gender, national origin, and
religion (employers with fewer than 15 employees may be exempt). To
help you determine whether you're paying workers fairly, visit the U.S.
Equal Opportunity in Employment Commission
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