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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActLilly Ledbetter©    Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC   1
Objectives     Review original law     Summarize revisions     Discuss best practicesLilly Ledbetter©     Gary Wheeler,...
Background     Ledbetter vs. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.       May 2007       Supreme Court ruling confirmed Title...
Lilly Ledbetter©   Gary Wheeler Coaching and Consulting 2009   4
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2009     Effective January      29, 2009     Enacted in response to      Ledbetter v. Goody...
Lilly Ledbetter 2009     Primarily amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act     Retains the 180/300 day time frame but r...
Employer Responsibilities     Strengthen maintenance of documentation reflecting pay      decisions       Performance ev...
Organizational Impact     Opens more opportunities for employees to      claim wage discrimination     Modified the requ...
Best Practices     Heighten management scrutiny on pay decisions     Reduce opportunity for a large pay discrepancy     ...
Food For Thought     Will Congress consider revising the statute of      limitations for additional laws?Lilly Ledbetter©...
Lilly Ledbetter Information     For additional information go to:                        www.eeoc.gov•     gary@thevirtua...
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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

  1. 1. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 1
  2. 2. Objectives Review original law Summarize revisions Discuss best practicesLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 2
  3. 3. Background Ledbetter vs. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.  May 2007  Supreme Court ruling confirmed Title VII wage discrimination  Ledbetter lost due to statute of limitations  A wage discrimination claim must be filed within 180/300 days of the initial discrimination  Employee is responsible for discovery of discriminationLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 3
  4. 4. Lilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler Coaching and Consulting 2009 4
  5. 5. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2009 Effective January 29, 2009 Enacted in response to Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Co Allows an employee to seek damages for wage discrimination each time a discriminatory compensation practice occursLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 5
  6. 6. Lilly Ledbetter 2009 Primarily amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Retains the 180/300 day time frame but renews every time the employee receives compensation  Any type of reimbursement reflecting bias becomes a new act of discrimination A retroactive effective date of May 28, 2007  Applies to all claims of discriminatory compensation pending on or after that dateLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 6
  7. 7. Employer Responsibilities Strengthen maintenance of documentation reflecting pay decisions  Performance evaluations  Pay Change forms Evaluate record retention policy Be proactive, identify and eliminate any discriminatory pay inequities  Conduct pay audits regularly Train and educate all managers on pay practicesLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 7
  8. 8. Organizational Impact Opens more opportunities for employees to claim wage discrimination Modified the requirement of statue of limitations to now begin at most recent act of discrimination instead of from the initial actLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 8
  9. 9. Best Practices Heighten management scrutiny on pay decisions Reduce opportunity for a large pay discrepancy among employees with the same job description Increase employer awareness surrounding all types of pay (wages, benefits, retirement)Lilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 9
  10. 10. Food For Thought Will Congress consider revising the statute of limitations for additional laws?Lilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 10
  11. 11. Lilly Ledbetter Information For additional information go to: www.eeoc.gov• gary@thevirtualhrdirector.com• http://www.thevirtualhrdirector.comLilly Ledbetter© Gary Wheeler, The Virtual HR Director, LLC 11

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