Lilly Ledbetter Gets Her Revenge on Supreme Court

I‘m not sure how the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which zoomed through the Senate last night and is now on its way to the House for reconciliation, will benefit the law’s namesake, but it sure must be sweet to pull one over the head of Supreme Court justices. Five of the latter ruled in […]

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Lilly Ledbetter Triumps Over (In) Congress

A week ago I wrote that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was being put on fast track for passage by the 111th Congress. With a snap of their fingers (actually, pushing their “yes” buttons), members of Congress did just that and sent Lilly over to the Senate, where Harry Reid and other leaders are […]

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A New Protected Class: The Beauty Challenged

Over at the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, Jon Hyman has an interesting discussion on the proposal to add ugly to the protected classes under labor law and employment laws. To wit, Hyman writes: “Under the current state of the law, it is illegal to discharge, to refuse to hire, or otherwise to discriminate with respect […]

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ADA Amendments Act Will Greet the New Year

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), originally passed in 1990, sought to open up employment in the private sector to persons with physical or mental disabilities who were otherwise perfectly capable of performing the required duties. The ADA brought to private enterprise what the 1973 Rehabilitation Act did for federal agencies and firms carrying out […]

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