The legality of residency rules vary by states. In Pennsylvania, the courts found the residency requirement unenforceable even after the city council passed a charter amendment establishing the provision. The court ruled that residency requirements were traditionally considered a term and condition of employment and, as such, they were subject to collective bargaining under Pennsylvania law. City of Chester v. Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 19, 615 A.2d 893 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1992).
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