A major upgrade of legal protections for an estimated 130,000 temporary workers in New Jersey will go into effect later this year after Gov. Phil Murphy formally enacted a “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” on Monday.

Worker advocates are cheering Murphy’s action, saying it puts New Jersey at the top of a list of states that are improving conditions for temporary workers, including those hired to bolster the staff of the ever-growing warehouse industry.

Among other key provisions, the law puts in place new wage protections for temporary workers, as well as business-certification requirements for temporary service firms. Read more from NJ Spotlight News.