New state law curbs day-Labor payroll deductions — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Gov. Jon Corzine recently signed a bill that limits the amount of money that temporary service agencies can withhold from temps’ paychecks.

The new law limits how much employers can withhold for uniforms and fees. It also makes clear that companies that hire day laborers must comply with the same wage payment laws that other employers do.

Established and legitimate temporary-help agencies had argued that fly-by-night firms consistently undercut their business by paying day laborers less than minimum wage. They said those competitors deducted finders’ fees and other costs from the laborers’ paychecks.  

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