NJ passes "Worker Bill of Rights" - covering both Temp and Warehouse Workers

  • February 06, 2023

After months of lobbying and legislative wrangling, state lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill aimed at beefing up protections for warehouse workers and other temporary staff.

The so-called “temp worker bill of rights” had failed to garner enough votes in the state Senate three times in recent months. But it finally won approval after Sen. Vince Polistina, an Atlantic County Republican, joined its Democratic supporters in a vote at the Statehouse in Trenton.

Supporters estimate that the measure will cover 127,000 temporary workers, a group that has grown in recent years with the proliferation of warehouses and distribution centers in New Jersey.

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