Karl Heideck is a legal commentator in Philadelphia. He has a blog through which he writes on various matters that concerns the law in the region. In one of his recent works, he has featured the recently enacted law, which prohibits employers in the region to ask for the salary history of their potential workers. The law which was passed at the beginning of 2017 attracted varied opinions from both sides either supporting or condemning the issue. Many employers were against the move since they saw it as a potential measure meant to gag them from getting information on the people they would like to hire. To them, it was unfair not to give them access to the history of a potential workers salary. The move to them was in bad faith.
On the other hand, the biggest supporters of the move were the workers’ unions. Workers unions saw this as an opportunity for them to have a level playing ground. To them, the hiring process has always been skewed. This move to bar employers from accessing the salary history of potential workers would restore the privacy that was missing from the process for a very long time.
Karl Heideck applauded the move as historical, according to him there existed a gap that needed to be closed in the salaries offered to men and women. Karl noted that the law was to address the gap that had women get lower pay than the males for the same job description. According to statistics men have a higher probability of starting at a higher pay than women. If the starting salary of the man is higher, it will mean that he is more likely to get a better salary increase than the women, who will likely start at a lower pay.
According to Karl Heideck, this law will put an end to this tradition since employers will not have access to the salary history of their employees. They will not have a basis for comparing the salaries that a worker used to get whether a man or a woman.
Karl Heideck is a lawyer from Philadelphia who writes extensively about litigations going on in the area as well as laws that are passed by the legislators in the city.
Kael Heideck has been in recent years involved in bank litigations that involve frauds. Karl has over 10 years of experience, handling cases of business litigations.
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