Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Obama Signed Pay Equity Law

Via Reuters, President B. Obama signed the long-awaiting bill (H.R. 11) amending Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and covering pay discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religion, age, and disabilities.
Signing this bill today is to send a clear message: that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody, that there are no second-class citizens in our workplaces, said the Democratic president.

The Bill passed the House (Yeas - Nays Vote of 250-177) and in Senate (Yeas - Nays Vote of 61-36) and on January 29, 2009, when signed by the president, it became Public Law No.: 111-002. See more details here, at the Library of Congress Thomas and GPO Access.

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