The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning held a hearing, “Barriers to Justice: Examining Equal Pay for Equal Work,” featuring Lilly Ledbetter, now an active campaigner in person and TV ads for Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Passage of any Ledbetter-endorsed legislation is now far-fetched this session of Congress, if only for timing, so today’s hearing was a partisan exercise. But as is custom, at least one witness was given a chance to present contrary points of view; in today’s case it was Lawrence Lorber of Proskauer Rose. In his testimony, Lorber addressed H.R. 1338, the Paycheck Fairness Act, recent employment law cases before the Supreme Court, and the harm that class-action lawsuits cause in employment law.
For more on today’s hearing and Ledbetter litigation/legislation, see these posts at Point of Law:
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