On January 23, 2017, the Human Resource Management structured a decree that was meant to close the gap between the ladies and the gents in Pennsylvania. There were certain activities that were banned in order for the rule to take effect such as;
• asking the job applicant to share their previous salaries
• authorizing prospects to reveal their salary history before getting the job
• using the candidate’s salary history without the individual’s knowledge
• punishing candidates who do not reveal their previous salaries
The scope of the law will be felt to employers that are also headquartered outside the Philadelphia city limits and affects anyone in business in the area no matter if in third person or first person. In case of a violation of these regulations, the fine charged is $2,000 per the occurrence.
Various companies such as Comcast Communications threatened to take legal actions against the city for assault of their First Amendment rights. The Chamber of Commerce took formal action by filing a court motion on April 6, 2017, two months before the law was scheduled to take effect in late May.
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The Eastern District of Pennsylvania opted to respond to the filing by staying in the law since many advocates saw that the employee rights would face a worse battle than previously. The city then filed for the lawsuit to be dismissed to avoid injuring the businesses. The government was able to respond to the legal action since the city did not provide the identity of the enterprises that the law would affect most. A new filing may be up-front but could bring more challenges as the chambers will have to identify companies based on salary history of their candidates.
Karl Heideck, a contract lawyer, has been registered by Hire Counsel since April 2015. Before then, he was a project lawyer representing Pepper Hamilton LLP while holding an associate position at Conrad O’Brien. Mr. Karl Heideck gained priceless experience while pursuing general law in pretrial and personal jurisdiction areas.
Mr. Heideck attained his Juris Doctor in 2009 from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law, before going into practice. Currently, his services include risk management, compliance consulting to resolute representation in product liability, corporate law, employment proceeding as well as commercial litigation. Karl Heideck is also a creative writer who explains contemporary legal development.
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