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Landmark Temp Workers Bill Signed in Mass

A bill signed into law by Governor Patrick will ensure that the most egregious practices by some of the state’s temporary employment agencies will end. When the law takes effect in January 2013, it will no longer be legal for temporary agencies to send any of the Commonwealth’s approximate 25,000 temporary workers to jobs without informing workers of the name of their employer, the wages they will be paid, or the basic safety training they need to protect themselves from jobs that are often hazardous. The law shines a light on those temp agencies operating in the darkness of Massachusetts’s underground economy, where worker injuries are often unreported and millions of dollars in overtime and minimum wages are unpaid. Read more here. 

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