Since 2015, Karl Heideck has been a hire listed council attorney. He practices independently in the state of Pennsylvania, but he has worked for various firms in the state of Philadelphia previously, in many different legal positions within the firms. His main practice includes helping employers with compliance services and risk management.
Karl Heideck obtained his degree of law in 2009, from James E. Beasley school of Law at Temple University. Prior to that, he obtained his undergraduate degree a few years earlier in 2003 from Swarthmore College. While he does spend the majority of his time actually practicing the law helping companies with their risk management, Heideck takes some time to write on his blog, which helps readers understand the basics of law and ongoing issues. The blog is titled Inside The Mind of Karl Heideck.
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When applying for a new job in any state, the new employer is legally allowed to ask you about your salary from your previous employer, this is no longer the case. In Philadelphia, it is now prohibited for an employer to ask for this information. This law was initiated in January of 2017, and passed in June of the same year. The passing of this law makes Philadelphia the first city in the United States to prohibit this. It prohibits any way that a company may find out someone’s previous salary, they are not allowed to directly ask the applicant, do research without the applicant’s knowledge, making the applicant tell their salary in order to obtain the job, and some others with specific details as well. Anyone who violates this law will receive a fine up to $2,000.
The main people who will be affected by this are corporations who are operating out of the city. On many occasions, employers and companies will use the knowledge of applicant’s previous salaries to base their starting salary off of with the new company. This tactic is used everywhere. Karl Heideck states that he is unsure whether or not the law will remain, as it has had it’s fair share of bumps along the road in order to get it passed.
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