Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 31, 2012 4:02 pm|
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fixed a problem created by the Supreme Court, which had made it difficult for victims of pay discrimination to sue. But the Act could have been combined with other measures to strengthen enforcement of fair pay rules. It wasn’t; the stronger measures were blocked, and the practical effect of the Fair Pay Act has been minimal.