New Jersey Assembly Considering Protections for Temp Agency Workers
The NJ state legislature is now considering significant reforms or temp agency workers. In May 2019, Assembly Bill 5246 was referred to the Assembly Labor Committee and would:
- Notify temp workers of the agency’s billing rate for their labor;
- Provide written notice to temp workers with details about their job, pay, hours, and safety requirements;
- Establishes a minimum of 4 hours pay for every daily assignment
- Eliminate agency fees for transportation, check cashing, credit reports, or drug tests of any kind;
- Cap non-compete and conversion fees prior to 60 days;
- Eliminate non-compete and conversion fees after 60 days;
- Track temp-to-perm conversions at each agency;
- Track demographic information of temp workers and job applicants to monitor for discrimination; and
- Protect temp workers from retaliation for exercising their rights.
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