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New State Legislation Protects Temporary Workers by Imposing Stringent Requirements on Staffing Agencies

The legislature recently enacted new protections for certain temporary and part-time employees hired through staffing agencies for work site employers. Staffing agencies now must provide written confirmation of the compensation, the description and required hours of the position, the identity of the worksite employer, and the worker compensation carrier. The statute also details the fees the staffing agency may charge the employee for transportation and other services. Violations of the statute may result in criminal and civil penalties.

Click here to read the text of the new M.G.L. Chapter 149 § 159C.

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