DAY LABOR SERVICES ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Day Labor Services Act. Provides that day labor
service agencies shall post a list of all employers that are seeking
day laborers and provide a detailed description of the work. Contains
requirements concerning notices, meals, transportation, safety
equipment, clothing, accessories, payment of wages, and other matters.
Provides that day labor service agencies shall register with the
Department of Labor and pay a registration fee. Provides for adoption
of rules by the Department and for penalties for violations of the Act
or rules. Effective January 1, 2000.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that descriptions of work shall be provided upon re-
quest. Deletes language requiring notices to be given in specified
languages, and adds language requiring the Department of Labor to re-
commend that day labor service agencies (in counties with a population
of 500,000 or more) employ personnel who can effectively communicate
information to day laborers in specified languages. Makes other
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes provisions requiring a day labor service agency to post a
list of all employers seeking day laborers. Inserts provisions
requiring a day labor service agency to give a day laborer, upon
request, a statement concerning the work to be performed, the wages
offered, the destination of the person employed, the terms of
transportation, and whether a meal and equipment is provided.
Prohibits a day labor service agency from sending any day laborer to
any place where a strike, a lockout, or other labor trouble exists
without first notifying the day laborer of the conditions.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Deletes provisions concerning notices to day laborers. Provides
that, when a day labor service agency sends one or more persons to
work as day laborers, the day labor service agency shall, upon request
by a day laborer, provide to the day laborer a statement containing
the following items: "Name and nature of the work to be performed",
"wages offered", "destination of the person employed", "terms of
transportation", and whether a meal and equipment is provided, either
by the day labor service or the third party employer, and the cost of
the meal and equipment, if any. Provides that no day labor service
agency may send any day laborer to any place where a strike, a
lockout, or other labor trouble exists without first notifying the day
laborer of the conditions. Provides that the Department of Labor
shall recommend to day labor service agencies that those agencies
employ personnel who can effectively communicate the above information
to day laborers in Spanish, Polish, or any other language that is
generally used in the locale of the day labor agency. In references to
"temporary labor", "temporary assignment", and "temporary work",
deletes the word "temporary".
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that "day labor" does not include labor or employment of
a professional or clerical nature. Eliminates criminal penalties for
violations of the Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0579
Last action date: 99-08-14
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 3
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