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Minimum Wage on the Rise in Rhode Island

In early August 2017, the Governor of Rhode Island signed a state budget that includes a minimum wage increase over the next two years. The first increase will take effect January 1, 2018, followed by another increase in 2019. Several minimum wage bills were introduced in 2017, some of which outlined higher minimum wage rates than what was approved in the state budget, as well as future increases based on

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New Rules for Applying for Temporary Disability & Caregiver Benefits in Rhode Island

Rhode Island just updated its Unemployment/Disability Benefits notice, which has a new revision date of 7/2017. Keep reading to find out all the details employers and employees need to know. Here’s What’s Changing—Or Not—in the “Ocean State” Most of the information on the notice remains the same, including the Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Employment and Training Services sections. In addition, the eligibility requirements for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Temporary

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Looking Out for the Rhode Island Minimum Wage Update

Another state with a predetermined 2016 minimum wage increase is Rhode Island, and we are frequently checking for the new poster that will reflect the increase to $9.60 on January 1, 2016. A Quick Refresh As we discussed in our recent blog on the Rhode Island minimum wage increase, Rhode Island’s minimum wage has increased each year in the last three years. This year, the rate increases from $9.00 to

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Rhode Island Creates a New Mandatory Pregnancy Discrimination Poster

The state of Rhode Island has a new required labor law poster that covers pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Details about the New Poster Rhode Island’s newest poster, with the full title of “Notice of Right to Be Free from Discrimination Because Of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions,” is based on the June 2015 state law with the goal of protecting pregnant workers. Under this law, employees are protected from

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2016 Rhode Island Minimum Wage

Nicknamed the “Ocean State”, Rhode Island is making waves with a new minimum wage in 2016. This will require another update to the compliance posters. “Increasing the minimum wage isn’t just the right thing to do on behalf of working families, it’s the smart thing to do for the economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. On June 17th the Ocean State Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation to

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Rhode Island Updates Discrimination Poster; New RI Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required change to the Rhode Island labor law poster is on the Discrimination poster. New information has been added regarding how state law limits questions employers may ask applicants about their criminal history. Also, there is new information about how state and federal laws prohibit harassment and discrimination. We are publishing an updated RI state poster with this latest change. For more information about the Rhode Island labor law

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Rhode Island Updates Minimum Wage, Unemployment Posters; New RI Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required changes to the Rhode Island labor law poster are the 2013 minimum wage poster and updates to the unemployment poster. Changes include: Minimum Wage — Minimum wage increased to $7.75 per hour as of Jan. 1, 2013. Exceptions apply to certain students under 19 years old and 14- and 15-year olds working not more than 24 hours a week. New Revision Date of 1/2013. Unemployment/Disability Benefits —

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Rhode Island Increases Minimum Wage for 2013

Rhode Island will increase its minimum wage on January 1, 2013, to $7.75 per hour from $7.40 per hour. RI last raised its minimum wage five years ago. The Rhode Island labor law poster reflecting this new minimum wage will be available later this year. For more information about the Rhode Island labor law poster or to learn more about our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with automatic updates, go to the Poster Compliance Center Rhode Island labor

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New Rhode Island Child Labor Poster Is Not Required

Q:  Do we need to post the new Rhode Island Child Labor poster?  A:  The new Rhode Island Child Labor poster called “RI Child Labor Laws”is not a required poster, according to the RI Department of Labor & Training, so it does not have to be posted. For more information about the RI labor law poster or to learn about our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with automatic updates, go to the

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