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Temp Workers Rally for Bill

September 06 2011

More than 100 activists and temporary workers gathered in South Boston last week to raise awareness for Massachusetts’ Reform Employment Agency Law Act, Boston.com reported.

The bill, HB 1393, sponsored by state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry and Sen. Jack Hart, is in committee in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. It could prohibit temp-to-perm conversion fees for nonprofessional workers as well as some professional workers. It could also make staffing firms responsible for meals and lodging in certain instances, require workers to receive job details in writing and could require out-of-state staffing firms doing business in Massachusetts to set up an office in that state. It is opposed by business groups such as the American Staffing Association.

To read the Boston.com story, click here.

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