Karl Heideck recently gave his views on the salary history law in Philadelphia. He highlighted the challenges in legislation that have previously existed within the state, allowing employers to look into a potential employees salaries background before hiring them that. Employers are now not allowed to research into the salary history of a potential hire. They are also not allowed to call the potential hire’s previous employers to find out exactly how much they were paying the employee at the time that he/she was working with the former employer.
Aim and Consequences of the New Law
Failure to comply with this law first announced in January could lead to legal charges against the potential employer. Businesses therefore now have to engage with lawyers to ensure that they ask the right questions during the interview process to ensure they are on the right side of the law. Philadelphia is the first of all the states to pass such a law. The law is aimed at making the hiring process more transparent and to seal the gender gap difference in salaries offered to men and women at the same career level in any profession. In the past, men have always earned more than women and have had higher chances of getting a salary increase. The new law does not only apply to businesses headquartered in Philadelphia, but it also applies to those that have their headquarters elsewhere. The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce tried to stop immediate implementation of the law in court saying that it would negatively affect businesses in the state bust this complaint was thrown out since it did not show how exactly businesses would be negatively impacted. Visit hackronym.com to know more.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is an experienced attorney in risk management, compliance, and litigation. He pursued his education at Swarthmore College and Temple University. At Swarthmore, he earned his BA in English Language and Literature/Letters before proceeding to the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law for his J.D. in law. Karl Heideck has experience in skills such as legal writing, mediation, legal research, trials, employment law, intellectual property, corporate law, among many others.
Writing and Publications
Karl Heideck’s expertise in law is greatly appreciated by many who visit his WordPress site “Inside the Mind of Karl Heideck” to learn about recent legal news and the implications of both existing and new laws. Additionally, Karl Heideck is a regular contributor to Philly Purge and has been featured on thereisnoconsensus.com.His aim has always been to simplify law for the common American citizen who does not have a background in law.