The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) of 1990 is a piece of legislation that was passed by the United States’ Congress under President Bush Sr. It ensures that employers do not practice age discrimination by requiring them to either spend the same amount of money on benefits for older and younger employees or by providing the same benefits to both groups. The OWBPA was passed not as its own separate law, but rather as an amendment to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, which states that no employer may refuse to hire someone solely on the basis that he or she is 40 years of age or older.
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