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Employment Legislation of the Future

By now, we’ve all heard (at least 287 times) that the first bill President Obama signed into law in 2009 was the Lily Ledbetter Act. The Lily Ledbetter Act expanded the remedy for pay discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to allow a new 180-statute of limitations to begin running with each unequal paycheck.

Equal pay for women was still an issue during the most recent presidential campaign (we haven’t forgotten the binders full of women yet, right?). ┬áSo now that President Obama has been re-elected and the Democrats (the party more likely to introduce employee-friendly laws) remain in control of the Senate, can we expect more legislation on this topic? What about other employment law issues?

Some of bills relating to employment that are still pending are:

  • Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  • Fair Pay Act
  • Paycheck Fairness Act
  • End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act
  • Payroll Fraud Prevention Act
  • Working Families Flexibility Act
In the coming blog posts, we’ll look at each piece of legislation separately.

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