New law protects temporary workers

A new law puts protection in place for day and temporary laborers. (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.

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