CLIENT ALERT – Massachusetts Enacts The Temporary Workers Right to Know Act

Effective January 31, 2013, staffing agencies will be required to comply with a new law concerning their employees. The “Temporary Workers Right to Know Act” will 1) require staffing agencies to provide certain workers with information pertaining to the employer and type of work to be performed, 2) restrict the nature and amount of fees staffing agencies can charge workers, and 3) prohibit staffing agencies from engaging in fraudulent activities with respect to applicants and workers. Failure to comply may result in both civil and criminal penalties.