The Jackson Law Firm
713-522-4435

Texas equal-pay advocates fight for more time to file suits

Despite advances in equality between men and women, there are still some discrepancies. Many women in Texas and throughout the country still face wage and hour disputes, believing they are not paid the same as their male counterparts. A proposed act to extend the deadline for filing lawsuits based on wage discrimination has pitted Texans against each other.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women who work full-time have an average median income that is just 77 percent of their male peers' salaries. The proposed Texas Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which the governor vetoed in 2013, seeks to extend the amount of time a woman has to file a sex-based wage discrimination claim. The act is a version of a federal law that passed in 2009.

Source: Dallas News, "Equal-pay law hasn't sparked lawsuits that opponents fear for Texas version," Nick Swartsell, April 8, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Assist You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Brand

The Jackson Law Firm
3900 Essex Lane, Suite 1116
Houston, Texas 77027

Toll Free: 877-475-3058
Phone: 713-574-5181
Phone: 713-522-4435
Fax: 713-527-8850
Map & Directions

Office Map