A New Worker’s Rights Law For Philly: Litigation Specialist Karl Heideck Shares His Perspective

The beginning of 2017 was looking bright for worker’s rights activists in the Philadelphia area. On January 23, Mayor Jim Kenney signed a new law that would make the city the first to prohibit inquiries from private sector employers about applicant salary histories. However, legal opposition to the law soon emerged from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philly.

The law, in part, was designed to help close the wage gap between men and women in Pennsylvania by forbidding employers from collecting job candidate salary data without permission and asking job applicants to share previous salaries, among others. Some experts speculate that the policy will mostly affect employers that are headquartered outside on the Philadelphia city limits, some of whom are likely to face fines of up to $2,000 for violating provisions.

These circumstances led to challenges from large conglomerate companies like Comcast Communications who filed a district court motion seeking a preliminary injunction on April 6th—just months before the law would have gone into effect. The city retaliated, however, with the filing of a motion to have the lawsuit dismissed on the ground that it failed to specify how the legislation would injure businesses—to which, the district court agreed.

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Karl Heideck—a contract attorney specializing in litigation, has analyzed the case exhaustively. His work deals primarily with compliance and risk management.

A 2003 recipient of the Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a 2009 graduate of Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law, Heideck also specializes in a number of specific legal focus areas, including corporate law, legal research and writing, commercial litigation, and employment law, among others.

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Find more about Karl Heideck: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/05/24/karl-heideck-explains-lawsuit-philadelphia-against-wells-fargo/

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