When the salary history law was passed in Philadelphia was passed, one of the groups that opposed it was the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. They vehemently opposed law terming it as an injustice to the business community. The Philadelphia chambers of commerce even went to the courts of law to try and seek for stay orders. One of the people who followed the case in the courts was Karl Heideck. The case was filed in a court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The group wanted the implementation of law halted until all the grey matter were sorted out.
The Chamber of Commerce argued in the court that the law was messing up the business environment in the municipality. They were however chastised by the presiding judge after they failed to show how exactly the business community would suffer from the implementation of the law. The court at the first stages of the case had delayed the implementation of the law, but after further listening to the case, the judge decided to lift the say orders. Philadelphia chamber of commerce was seeking to have complete blanket orders that would deter any further implementation of the law. However, this was not possible. The courts dismissed the case by the Philadelphia chamber of commerce. According to Karl Heideck, although the chamber of commerce had at the first stages managed to stop the law, Karl says that they had not managed to show the specific areas of the business that would be affected when the law was passed. He adds that the chambers of commerce did not put any substantive reason on why the law would be permanently stopped from implementation.
The passage of this law has raised compliance issues in the municipality. Karl helideck argues that the hiring departments of business operating in the area will have to be very careful on how they conduct their hiring processes. He adds that this department may be forced to hire lawyers to help them conduct interviews. Corporates in the municipality will need to be careful not to be drawn into legal cases the will affect their businesses
About Karl Heideck
He is one of the best commercial legal minds In Philadelphia. He was in James Beasley Temple University School of law where he earned his Juris Doctor.
He is popular in the city for being an active social media user as well as his writings regarding laws and legislation in the municipality of Philadelphia. He is a supporter of this law.