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Sweeping “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” Now In Effect, NJDOL Outlines Key Provisions

Updated: Jul 4

May 8, 2023 |

Photo Credit: Mohamed Hassan (From Pixabay)

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has launched a new website to highlight the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights,” which went into effect, in part, on May 7; the remainder of the law goes into effect on August 5.

The website includes resources for employers and employees on what the law entails and how to comply. There is also information on wage and hour laws, misclassification, earned sick leave and more. The newly required Assignment Notification form can also be found on the website.

NJ SEED: Many NJ businesses find it necessary to engage temporary workers from time to time. The new law applies only to workers hired through a “temporary help services firm”. It is intended to provide temporary workers with specific rights and information about both the firm and temporary third-party client. Additional provisions will go into effect in early August. It is important that businesses that utilize the services of temporary workers become familiar with their obligations under the new law.

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