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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: January 9, 2014 11:40 AM
From: Representative Mindy Fee
To: All House members
Subject: Repealing the Pennsylvania Employment Agency Law (PEAL)
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation repealing the Pennsylvania Employment Agency Law, enacted in 1941. This law requires employment agencies to be registered and licensed with the department.
Simply put, the law is outdated and the department’s limited resources can be better utilized. PEAL applies to businesses who procure work directly with an applicant and charge a fee for services. Most employment agencies today, including temporary employment agencies, no longer charge a fee to the applicant, but rather to an employer requesting the services.

PEAL is less relevant in today’s economy due to internet companies providing employment services, such as Monster.com. The reality is that most individuals turn to online resources or to other types of employment agencies where they are not directly responsible for a fee in order to find work.

The department registers approximately 60 businesses each year. In fiscal year 2012-13, the department collected $23,760 in fees, yet it cost the taxpayers $109,977 to administer and enforce the law.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB1980