Services provided by a temporary help service firm shall constitute services within the term "merchandise" pursuant to P.L. 1960, c.39, s.1 (C. 56:8-1(c) ), and the provisions of P.L. 1960, c.39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.) shall apply to the operation of a temporary help service firm.
The Attorney General shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to section 4 of P.L. 1960, c.39 (C. 56:8-4 ). The Attorney General shall, by rule or regulation, establish, prescribe or change an annual registration fee or other charge on temporary help service firms to such extent as shall be necessary to defray all proper expenses incurred by his office in the performance of its duties under this section of this act but such registration fees or other charges shall not be fixed at a level that will raise amounts in excess of the amount estimated to be so required. In addition to any other appropriate requirements, the Attorney General shall, by rule or regulation require the following:a. Each temporary help service firm operating within the State of New Jersey shall, prior to the effective date of this act or commencement of operation and annually thereafter, notify the Attorney General as to its appropriate name, if applicable; the trade name of its operation; its complete address, including street and street number of the building and place where its business is to be conducted; and the names and resident addresses of its officers. Each principal or owner shall provide an affidavit to the Attorney General setting forth whether such principal or owner has ever been convicted of a crime.b. When a temporary help service firm utilizes any location other than its primary location for the recruiting of applicants, including mobile locations, it shall notify the Office of the Attorney General of such fact in writing or by telephone, and subsequently confirm in writing prior to the utilization of such facility.c. Each temporary help service firm shall at the time of its initial notification to the Attorney General, and annually thereafter, post a bond of $1,000.00 with the Attorney General to secure compliance with P.L. 1960, c. 39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.), provided however that the Attorney General may waive such bond for any corporation or entity having a net worth of $100,000 or more.d. Any temporary help service firm, as the term is used in P.L. 1960, c.39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.), P.L. 1989, c.331 (C. 34:8-43 et seq.) or this section, which places individuals in work which requires them to obtain transportation services to get to, or return from, the site of the work shall be subject to the provisions of this subsection, except that the provisions of this subsection shall not apply if the firm requires the individuals to use their own vehicles or other transportation of their choice, for transportation to and from work and shall not apply if public transportation is available at the times needed for them to get to, and return from, the site of the work and the firm permits them to use the public transportation. If the firm provides transportation services with any vehicle owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the firm, the firm shall be responsible for compliance with the provisions of 48:4-3 et seq. and any other applicable law or regulation regarding the vehicle and its use and shall keep records in the manner required by regulations adopted by the Attorney General in consultation with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. If the firm does not provide transportation services, but refers, directs or requires the individuals to use any other provider or providers of transportation services, or provides no practical alternative to the use of services of the provider or providers, the firm shall obtain, and keep on file, documentation that each provider is in compliance with the provisions of 48:4-3 et seq. and any other applicable law or regulation in the manner required by regulations adopted by the Attorney General in consultation with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The firm may not require the individuals to use transportation provided by the firm or another provider of transportation services if they have other transportation available. A failure to comply with the provisions of this subsection, including all record-keeping requirements of this subsection, shall be regarded as an unlawful practice and a violation of this section, of P.L. 1960, c.39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.) and of 48:4-3 et seq. and a temporary help service firm found to be in violation shall be subject to penalties provided for violations of those acts, and shall be jointly and severally liable with the provider of transportation services for any injury which occurs to the individuals while being transported in a vehicle owned, leased or otherwise under the control of the provider. In the case of noncompliance with the provisions of this section on more than one occasion, the Attorney General may suspend or revoke the firm's registration as a temporary help service firm for the purposes of this section, P.L. 1960, c.39 (C. 56:8-1 et seq.) and P.L. 1989, c.331 (C. 34:8-43 et seq.).Amended by L. 2007, c. 14,s. 1, eff. 1/24/2007. See L. 2007, c. 14, s. 2.