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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