Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Note the effective date of the Ledbetter bill


From PointofLaw.com, on the effective date of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act:

SEC. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This Act, and the amendments made by this Act, take effect as if enacted on May 28, 2007 and apply to all claims of discrimination in compensation under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), title I and section 503 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and sections 501 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that are pending on or after that date.

May 28th? The Supreme Court issued its Ledbetter ruling on May 29, 2007, so Lilly Ledbetter's suit was still pending then. So does she get another shot at her lawsuit?

It looks like the Ledbetter bill will completely wipe away the Supreme Court’s Ledbetter decision, as if it never even happened. President Obama has promised to sign this bill into law on Thursday, January 29.

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