At the beginning of this year, different labor rights advocates and activists gained a profound appreciation to celebrate the new salary law. When the current governor of Philadelphia, signed the bill into law, the state became the first in the United States to prevent recruiters from seeking for previous salary histories.
As with the common folk, the changes in law were not an easy sailing. And just weeks after the governor appended his signature to the law, Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia moved to court to prevent its implementation. The litigant argued that the law is inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore should be rendered null and void.
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As various societies would observe, the law makers structured the bill to help deal with a huge wage gap between male and females despite them having same qualifications. In the rules, the employers were barred from:
• Directly seeking for the employee salary history as a prerequisite to award or deny the job.
• Using salary data in any way without an explicit authority to do so, currently, only the employee can give such access.
• Retaliating, or initiating disciplinary proceedings for those candidates who fail to disclose their previous earnings.
According to medium.com, most observers in this country believe that this law will have far reaching consequences for various firms in the market. Employers who have their headquarters outside this County will be in a dilemma on how to implement the same structure payment. In this regard, companies with such quality should engage the law makers on the need to amend some clauses of the law.
Naturally and as expected, the new statute became the center of disputes even before the law is implemented. Most businesspeople feel that the Philadelphia Parliament has been unfair to the business community. The group argues that the amendments presented in the document are under assault. The party claims that no other party will be in a position to amend for the future of this nation. And two months before the anticipated day for the bill to turn to law, the legality of the document and consistency to the constitution was filed.
Karl Heideck is a respected and skilled attorney in Philadelphia. He works in various law firm around the state. He studied in Swarthmore University and Temple University. He has 10 years experience in being a litigation attorney.
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