Staffing agencies must be either licensed as employment agencies or registered as placement agencies by the Department of Labor Standards in order to conduct business in the state, regardless of whether or not the agency has a physical office within state borders, in accordance with the Employment Agency Law, M.G.L. c. 140, §§46B and Regulation, 454 CMR 24.00.
On August 7, 2012, the Temporary Workers Right to Know bill was signed into law (“TWRTKL”). The effective date of this law, which amended Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Section 159C, was January 31, 2013. DLS administers the TWRTKL, while the Office of the Attorney General is the enforcing entity. DLS promulgated regulations to implement the TWRTKL which further spells out the obligations of staffing agencies. To understand the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards’ regulation of staffing agencies, please read our frequently asked questions below.
Staffing Agencies FAQs
To understand the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards’ regulation of staffing agencies, please read our frequently asked questions.
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