Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, became the first city to allow job applicants for private companies to keep secret their past salaries.
This ordinance came about partly to close the wage gap between male and female job applicants. The ordinance eventually turned into a law that will keep private past salaries from future employers. The private companies can’t even Google to find a person’s salary history.
Outside observers believe that this law will have a far reaching effect as every private company that does business in Philly must adhere to this new rule. If it is a foreign company, they still must follow this rule as long as they do business within the borders of the city. The punishment for violating this new rule is $2000 per time that the company happens to break this rule.
The legality of the new law was quickly challenged by the Chamber of Commerce. This chamber filed an injunction in April of 2017 to prevent this new law going into effect in late May. They want the legality to be decided before it goes into effect. So far, the Chamber has unsuccessful in the courts.
If a company does in get trouble with this new law, they should probably contact Karl Heideck. He practiced law for more than 10 years in the Greater Philadelphia area. He has become quite familiar with general law in pre-trial, post-trial and personal jurisdiction venues.
He has the credentials to back up his experience. He was able to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 2003. He went to law school and was able to graduate with a Juris Doctor in 2006. He then a became a lawyer with a professional practice.
Heideck currently is experience in compliance consulting and risk management advisement as well as vigorously defending corporate law and other aspects of commercial law. He is the lawyer that a company should be looking for when they need representation regarding the new salary law.
Learn more about Karl Heideck: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/08/07/karl-heideck-discusses-the-future-of-phillys-soda-tax/