Karl Heideck recently spoke with the Philly Purge about the new salary law in Philadelphia. The city had recently become the first to prevent employers from the right to ask their potential hires about their previous salaries. The goal of this law was to help with the gap in salary between men and women. Karl Heideck believes that this will have an effect on employers that are located outside of Philadelphia as well due to the language used in the law. Violations of this law can result in $2,000 fines.
Comcast Communications believes their first amendment rights were being violated and they treated to sue the city. In response, the Chamber of Commerce filed a court motion that called for a preliminary injunction. The city tried to have the lawsuit dismissed and they were eventually successful. Karl Heideck says there are ways in which employers will be able to get around the laws in order to find out a guess at their candidate’s previous salary.
Karl Heideck works with the Hire Counsel as a contract attorney. He has been working with them since April of 2015. He has over 10 years of experience as an attorney and focuses on the area in and surrounding Philadelphia. He previously worked as a project attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP. He also worked closely with Conrad O’Brien and worked there as an associate. He was able to expand his knowledge on general law, post trial, jurisdiction, and pretrial.
This strong career was backed by a solid educational foundation. Karl Heideck attended the Swartmore College in 2003 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He attended the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University and earned his Juris Doctor there. Karl Heideck also runs a blog in which he tries to educate the public and other business on litigation.
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