15 Apr '12, 7am

Hoekstra: Pay Equity Is A "Nuisance" That's "Hurting Business" | Care2 Causes

the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act only addressed the statute of limitations on suits to redress pay inequity. Lilly Ledbetter did not discover the pay inequity( which was and remains illegal) until after the deadline to file a suit had lapsed. Pay inequity has lots and lots of ground cover. Some businesses make it a firing offense to discuss compensation with other employees.Many people subjected to this inequity never learn of it.The law used to start the clock running on the statute of limitations from the time of hire. The LLFPA stars the clock on the point at which inequity is discovered, far more realistic in an atmosphere where secrecy and confidentiality hamper one's ability to even obtain the information. the quote in the above article shows a politician who doesn't really understand the content of the law, is asked if he would repeal it, sputters an grabs a "pro-bu...

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