New Washington state law aims to protect temp workers from staffing firms (Washington State Wire)


A new Washington state law signed last week by Gov. Jay Inslee aims to prevent injuries to temporary workers from staffing firms, Washington State Wire reported. The law, SHB 1206, takes effect July 25. “This law is a major achievement and provides a blueprint for the rest of the country to follow,” said Dave DeSario, director of Temp Worker Justice. “These protections are the strongest in the nation for workers hired by temporary staffing agencies for highly hazardous jobs in construction and manufacturing. The new requirements will prevent hundreds of injuries.”