Early 2017 saw a slight change in the city of Philly. A law preventing employers from private companies inquiring about applicants’ previous salaries was passed. According to this law, employers could not directly ask job applicants about this particular information. Individuals were not to face any kind of repercussions if they did not want to give these details. Employers who violate this rule will have to pay a $2000 fine for each incidence. There were some people who did not agree with this law even before it was passed. They saw that it would disrupt how businesses were run. Although the case was taken to court, it was dismissed as the particulars of the case were not properly specified.
This law whose intent is equitable pay might face more challenges in the future. However, the complainant must have concrete information before going to court. This could be information such as companies that rely on obtaining salary information from applicants during job interviews. This kind of move is not quite legal so it may be a challenge. Companies that are in Philly should reassess their hiring practices so that they are in line with the law.
Background Information on Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a contract attorney who works in and around Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. He went to Swarthmore College where he got his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003. He also studied at James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Mr. Heideck got his Juris Doctor in 2009. He has more than a decade practicing his profession and this makes him a reputable lawyer. He has had an opportunity to be a project attorney on behalf of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Karl Heideck also held an associate position at Conrad O’Brien where his work involved filing and dealing with complaints.
Today, he is an employee at Hire Counsel, a company that provides services to different law firms in the United States. The experience Karl Heideck has are in areas such as compliance consulting, intellectual property protection and advising on risk management. Karl Heideck also represents clients in cases that deal with product liability, commercial litigation, and corporate law.