Employers Urged To Save Pay DocumentsFebruary 7, 2010 – In The News
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 provides that every paycheck resulting from a previous discriminatory pay decision constitutes a violation of several federal laws. For employers, this act means that they may have to go back decades to provide documentation to defend against such claims. This has forced many employers to reevaluate their document retention policies.
“Now that litigation over compensation decision can potentially reach back 20 years or more, it’s become important for employers to hold onto records of when and why certain compensation decision were made,” said Jeffrey Polsky.