Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

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An amendment made to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by changing the time when the 180-day statute of limitations starts from the time an employer makes a "discriminatory pay decision" to allow the time to start instead "each and every time that a discriminatory paycheck is issued" to the individual that is being discriminated.

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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act represents an intersection of civil rights / social justice and the economic or financial sphere.

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Once the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was instituted, it was much easier to file a complaint against discriminatory pay practices at companies.

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The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was helpful in reversing the damage caused by the enslavement of black people that birthed the american economy.

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