In order to facilitate the change needed to fight for gender equality in the workplace, Philadelphia became the first city in the U.S. to pass a law keeping employers from accessing prospective employees’ prior earnings on January 23, 2017.
On April 6, 2017, just months before the new law was scheduled to go live, The Chamber of Commerce filed for a preliminary injunction that bot the city and district courts dismissed. Human Resource departments within these businesses will need to review their hiring processes and make the necessary changes in order to comply with the new law.
Fortunately, there are many businesses who are welcoming this new law with open arms as it is changes like these that are making change within the U.S. possible. However, those companies who do not abide by the new law will face fines for violations upwards of $2,000 for each occurrence. States that appear to be following suit with these sorts of changes include Washington D.C., Massachusetts, California, among others.
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ABOUT KARL HEIDECK
In 2009, Karl Heideck earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Templeton University Beasley School of Law. He began as a Project Attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP and moved on as an Associate at Conrad O’Brien. Karl Heideck is a licensed and board certified attorney who practices general law in Philadelphia, PA.
Karl Heideck represents both individuals and organizations. He draws his experience from a variety of areas to include reviewing risk management, litigation, government investigations, white collar criminal defense, product liability, corporate law, employment law, and compliance. Karl Heideck is also skilled in research and writing as it pertains to the legal industry.