Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law on Monday, January 23, 2017 a bill that would make it an unlawful employment practice for employers to ask job applicants about prior pay.
This came after the Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an ordinance, a law set forth by a governmental authority like a municipality, on December 8, 2016 that amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit all Philadelphia employers from asking prospective employees about their wage history.
This brings to light the following questions: What does this ordinance do? What’s the significance of this ordinance? What should employers do?
To get the answers to these questions, check out Stephen Koppekin’s blog here.