2017 began with a lot of hope and excitement workers in Philadelphia after the signing of a new law by Jimmy Kenney who is the mayor of the region. The new law was signed in January 23rd and it made Philadelphia among the first Cities in the United States of America to defend workers from giving their employees their salary history. Nevertheless, the signing of the new law did not come without a challenge as days before its validation the Chamber of commerce for Greater Philadelphia came up with some challenges which claimed that the new law was not supported by the Constitution. Below is an explanation of the challenges the new law faced before its signing and how it was signed.
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The law’s explanation
The Human Rights Resource Management noted that the law makers did all they could to fill the gap between the male and the female workers in Pennsylvania. In order to bring the required effect the lawmakers made sure that several rules are incorporated which includes;
• Punishing those staff members who refused to give their salary history
• As king job applicants to give information about their previous salaries.
• Using candidates salary information without their permission
• Authorizing job applicants to give their previous salaries for them to get employment.
Philadelphia is the first one to pass such laws but according legislators is not the last one. Other Cities including California and Washington D.C are considering the importance of employment equality.
Karl Heideck is a lawyer by professional. Karl has been listed among the top counsel Attorneys in the United States of America. Karl Heideck is responsible for assisting staff with risk management issues as well as compliance services. Mr. Heideck is also a writer who has a blog that assist Pennsylvanians understand more about law and how it operates.
Karl Heideck completed his High School education and he knew what he wanted in life. He joined Swarthmore College in 2003 for his Undergraduate degree and later Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law in 2009 for his law degree. He began his practice as lawyer and besides working for various law firms in Philadelphia; Karl Heideck has also represented private citizens as well as companies as a lawyer.