New law protects temporary workers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
A new law puts protection in place for day and temporary laborers.
Some of the changes are:
- Requires day and temporary labor service agencies to prove a notice to workers detailing the types of equipment, protective clothing, and training that are required for the task.
- Mandates that if a day or temporary laborer is provided transportation to the worksite, the laborer must be provided transportation back.
- Prohibits a day and temporary labor service agency from charging the worker for any consumer report, criminal background check or drug test.
- Requires a day and temporary labor service agency to attempt to place a current temporary laborer in a permanent position with a third party client when the client informs the agency of its plan to hire a permanent employee for that position.
- Mandates reporting requirements for gender and race of day and temporary laborers to the Illinois Department of Labor.
The new law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018.