Q. Are there any updates related to New Jersey’s Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights?
A. Yes. As previously reported, in February, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights (the Bill of Rights), which established several new labor and employment protections for New Jersey’s 125,000+ temporary workers. On July 21, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Wage and Hour Compliance published a set of proposed regulations implementing the Bill of Rights. While there is a 60-day comment period before the regulations become final, the state has represented that, at this time, it intends to enforce the Bill of Rights in accordance with the proposed regulations.