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 provide 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.