By Inna G. Materese | Esquire
Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a measure that prohibits employers in the city from asking job applicants to provide their past salary information. Supporters of the ordinance hope that the measure will help reduce the wage gap between Philadelphia's male and female workers.
However, not everyone supports the measure. In fact, big business employers, such as Comcast, and the city's Chamber of Commerce believe the law goes too far in dictating how employers can interact with possible new hires, in violation of the First Amendment.
The new law goes into effect on May 23, 2017.