On July 20, 2010, President Obama had the following to say about the Paycheck Fairness Act. "We cannot do this work alone. So today, I thank the House for its work on this issue and encourage the Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common-sense bill that will help ensure that men and women who do equal work receive the equal pay that they and their families deserve Passing this bill is one of the Task Force’s key recommendations, and I hope Congress will act swiftly so that I can sign it into law." If you would like to read more about President Obama’s comments, you can click on the link below to visit the White House blog on this issue.
However, to all disputes, many feel much different about the Paycheck Fairness Act. Some of the greatest concerns that were mentioned in a Forbes blog written by Daniel Fisher are that the Paycheck Fairness Act will eliminate flexibility in addressing different salary histories for new hires, different salary demands from existing employees, the size of pay raises for people promoted into new roles, etc. The article mentioned a quote from Allan Dinkoff, who is with the employment law practice at Weil, Gotshal Manges. When addressing President Obama’s comment "a common-sense bill", Dinkoff said, "But the core of the bill is anything but common sense". You can read the full article below titled "Paycheck Fairness Act Will Be Anything But".