In 2017, many advocates for workers’ rights in Philadelphia gained an appreciation for the famed brotherly love of the city. When James Francis Kenney put his signature on Jan. 23 to a new law, Philadelphia received the distinction that’s unique, being the first city in the United States to forbid the private sector employers from inquiring about the salary histories of the applicants.
Human Resource Management (SHRM) noted that lawmakers structured ordinance to help in closing the wage gap between females and males in Pennsylvania. People predict the scope of this particular law is going to impact employers, who are headquartered outside of Philadelphia city limits. Businesses violating the provisions could receive fines per instance of $2,000.
Before the new rule was passed, it became the subject of dispute. For instance, Comcast Communications was threatening on bringing legal action against the city because the company’s First Amendment rights were claimed to be under assault. Other companies also complained about the perceived compliance burdens. The board of trade took a formal action and filed a district court motion that was seeking a preliminary injunction early this year. The filing happened two months before the scheduling the law to be effective in May, and that called the future of the rule into question.
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Karl Heideck is a 2009 graduate with honors from the Temple Law School with his JD (Juris Doctor). In 2003, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in literature and English language from Swarthmore College. Karl Heideck is focusing his legal practice in areas of risk management, compliance, and civil litigation, helping clients across the greater Philly area.
Currently, Karl Heideck is working for G&E (Grant & Eisenhower PA.), law firm as an attorney. At the firm, he reviews the discovery of complex banking litigation and also securities fraud cases focusing on risk management, liquidity, acquisitions, and issues of acquisitions and transactions that are related to the 2008 mortgage crisis. A review from a client says that it’s never fun having to hire an attorney, but it makes a big difference having an attorney like Karl Heideck on your team.
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