Friday, January 23, 2009

Ledbetter passes Senate – President’s signature is next

It’s looking like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will be the first piece of legislation President Obama will sign into law. The Washington Post reports that yesterday it passed the Senate by a vote of 61-36. The Washington Post goes on to quote Lilly Ledbetter, who said that she had spoken to the President following the Senate vote, and that “he has assured me that he will see me in the White House, hopefully in just a few days.”

For more the Ledbetter Act and its implications for employers, see Ledbetter Fair Pay Act likely to be first employment legislation of the Obama Presidency and Are we overreacting to Ledbetter?