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New Jersey Assembly Considering Protections for Temp Agency Workers

Jul 5, 2019 @ 15 : 42 pm

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. 

If you have any questions about how this bill may affect you business, please give us a call to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

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