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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Compassionate conservatism, part III

From Tapped:

FAIR PAY ACT PASSES HOUSE. Congress today voted 225-199 to overturn the Supreme Court's May ruling that all claims of pay discrimination must be filed within 180 days of the first pay check at a new salary. The House bill reverts to the accepted interpretation of the Civil Rights Act, in which each pay check is a separate act that can serve as the basis of a discrimination claim.

Bush has sworn to veto the bill, so stay tuned.

Look, most people don't know what's happened to other people's salaries, and corporations (rightly) don't publish that kind of information. So, being required to file within 180 days of getting a raise is absurd. The Supreme Court knew that, but these guys just love businesses and hate the peons who work for them.


Blogger KISSWeb said...

Truly unbelievable that all or virtually all Republicans would vote against this. It should have nothing to do with ideology once the premise of being able to sue for discrimination law is in place, but simple procedural fairness. I assume it is nothing more than following what Bush wants. Democrats should be able to make tremendous value out of this next year.

4:51 PM  

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