October 23, 2012
THE MYTH OF THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT: This great op-ed by Victoria Toensing in the Wall Street Journal explains why the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act–which has featured so prominently in the presidential debates– is much ado about nothing (or darn close to it). Says Toensing:
Mr. Obama brags that the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act bestowed equal-pay rights for women. The act, he has said, “is a big step toward making sure every worker,” male and female, “receives equal pay for equal work.” No, it was a teensy step. It merely changed how the statute of limitations is calculated.