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Temporary Workers' Rights Bill Now Law in Massachusetts

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The Boston Herald reports that state’s temporary employment agencies will no longer be able to send any temp workers to jobs without informing them of the name of their employer, the wages they will be paid or any basic safety training they need.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Temporary Workers' Right to Know Act into law on Monday August 6 which will require temporary labor agencies to give each worker a written job order, providing information that every worker has a right to expect before going to a job. It also provides tools for the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards to bring temp agencies into the light to ensure transparency and accountability.

The law goes into effect in January 2013.

See the full story here.

Read the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health statement and coverage of the issue here.

Below are links to MCN Resources for clinicians and others related to workers' rights and worker protections:

Worker Protection Standard Clinician Guide

OSHA Field Sanitation Standard

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