President Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on January 29, 2009. It was the first bill signed into law by the new President. As discussed in earlier blogs, the new law amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 “to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes.”


The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 further provides that it applies to all claims of pay discrimination that were pending on or after May 28, 2007.