Early this year; Philadelphia workers were privileged to get what they termed as brotherly love. In January 23rd Jim Kenny who is the mayor of Philadelphia County signed the new law which will greatly benefit the workers in the region. The city is the first in the United States of America to prohibit employers from requesting as well as getting salary information from candidates who are applying for jobs. The transition, as well as the application of the new law, was not smooth, as the Chamber of Commerce for the Greater Philadelphia, conveyed legal challenges which they claimed that they were unconstitutional. Listed below is how the process went down.
The law Explanation
According to the society of Human Rights Management; it was clear that they law was created to bridge the gap between the female and the male employees in Pennsylvania. The rule also barred employers from the following;
• Punishing job applicants who deny disclosing their salary history.
• Asking job candidates to share their previous salary history.
• Stating that it is a must for the job applicants to disclose their salaries in order to get a job.
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According to the observers, it is predicted that the rule will not only affect those in Philadelphia but also those employers outside the City and seek to employ people from Philadelphia.
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