Karl Heideck gave an analysis of the new employment law that was mentioned in Philadelphia but has not yet been implemented. There were those who opposed the legislation, but Karl Heideck tried to shed light on the same. The bill is aimed at protecting prospective employees from being asked some irrelevant question like their previous salary histories during job interviews. The law according to Karl Heideck will bridge the gender pay gap which has been there. He added that men had been known to be more favored than women on salary matters even if they work in the same capacities. He said that men start new jobs with a history of higher salaries and can bargain for more. The main aim of Philadelphia legislators to come up with this bill is to tame the employers from asking those salary question or give approval to former employers to release the information during interviews. It was also aimed at making the hiring process transparent.
Karl Heideck pointed out that not all legislators were opposed to the law because there were those who saw the law as a positive move to equalize the workplace. However, the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce was against the new law and challenged its implementation in court. The chamber was not in a position to explain to the judge how businesses would be affected by the new law, and the case was dismissed by the federal court. In that connection, Karl Heideck said that even if the chamber of commerce amended the complaint and appealed against the federal court’s ruling, it would not succeed in overturning the new law. The new law brought about some legal compliance issues for businesses within the city. On that point, Karl Heideck said that companies would hire legal counsels during the hiring of employees to avoid court cases that would follow them after the process. The legal counsel will make sure the questions asked are not against the law.
Attorney Karl Heideck is a contract attorney listed by Hire Counsel since April 2015.Karl Heideck services range from risk management and representation in corporate law to risk management advisement and compliance consulting, commercial litigation, employment proceedings and product liability. Karl Heideck has worked in Philadelphia for more than a decade.
Karl Heideck left Swarthmore College in 2003 where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and left Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2009. He acquired his practicing license in 2010 and is an active attorney to date.
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