In Philadelphia, there is a law on salary history that has been passed by the legislators. The law seeks to bar employers from accessing the salary history of the potential employees they would like to hire. The law which was passed at the beginning of 2017 has been very controversial with some people supporting it while others, especially the employers rejecting. While employers see this as a move to limit them from accessing information about the people they are likely to hire, supporters of the law see it as a chance for the hiring process to be transparent. The two sides have been pulling each other, each wanting to be the victor at the end of the day. However, it seems that the people to carry the day are the supports of the law.
Karl Heideck, a lawyer in Philadelphia, says that this law will close the gap that has been existing between the male and female gender. For a long time, men have been starting jobs at a higher starting salary than their female counterparts. This has created a culture of the female gender being victimized although the job description for both genders is the same. Karl Heideck and others who support this move claim that it will make the hiring process better for the employer will not have something to compare the salary with. It will be dependent on every worker to argue his or her case.
Karl Heideck explains that law will affect all the businesses that operate in the municipality. It won’t matter if it’s just a branch of a business that is located outside Philadelphia, the thing is everyone will have to comply with the law. According to the opponents of this law, they see it as just another law that has been put in place to curtail the freedom of doing business in municipality. They argue that this law will make Philadelphia unattractive for business operations. Karl Heideck who have followed this law very closely says that not all employers think of it as an oppressive law. Some see it as a measure that will bring equity in the workplaces.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is commercial attorney in Philadelphia who deals with commercial litigation in the city. He is one of the people who support this legislation arguing it is good for creating a balanced work environment.
Karl Heideck has experience of about a decade. He has worked closely with many businesses in the city and fully understands the business environment in the city. He has a law degree earned from the University of Temple, Beasley School of law.
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