On Wednesday, March 30, five players for the U.S. women’s soccer team officially joined the national fight for equal pay by submitting a wage discrimination complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).

The players filing the complaint include the most well-known female soccer players in the world — Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan,

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (the “Act”) into law.  The Act overrules a 2007 United States Supreme Court decision (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., 550 U.S. 618 2007)), which held an employee must file a claim alleging wage discrimination