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3 Hiring Hurdles Posed By Philly Salary History Ban

On March 11, 2020 by Schnader

Brian Wallen and Jo Bennett published an article in Law360, “3 Hiring Hurdles Posed By Philly Salary History Ban.”

The article states in part:

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a long-awaited opinion in Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce v. City of Philadelphia, regarding the enforceability of Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Ordinance. The court overturned the injunction previously entered by the lower court, which had delayed implementation of the salary history inquiry provision.

Additionally, the court upheld the separate provision prohibiting employers from relying on an employee’s salary history in setting compensation. The city of Philadelphia will begin to enforce the Wage Equity Ordinance in the near future. After several years of uncertainty, employers now know they must comply with the entirety of the ordinance and face the new regulatory environment for recruiting and hiring.

Jo Bennett is a partner and co-chair of Schnader’s Labor and Employment Practices Group. Brian Wallen is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. 

Download a PDF of the full article here.