NY State 'Labor Shark' Bill Gets Key NYC Nod

Law360, New York (May 23, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT) -- Low-wage workers who are routinely preyed upon by employment agencies that charge upfront fees, then don't deliver work, would get a slew of new protections under new legislation floated this week by a Queens state lawmaker and backed Thursday by a key New York City official.

Assemblyman Francisco Moya's "Justice for Job Seekers" bill forbids outfits he calls "labor sharks" from charging fees up front, requires them to inform job seekers of their rights in their native languages, requires them to keep better records, increases penalties...
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