Rhode Island Issues Minimum Wage Increase

State Update Overview

Date Updated January 2022
Labor Law Update The State of Rhode Island Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increase in minimum wage
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Rhode Island Labor Law Poster

In January 2022, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced an increase to the state minimum wage. 

Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increase

  • Increased to $12.25 per hour effective January 1, 2022

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Rhode Island labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Rhode Island Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Rhode Island must display the new Minimum Wage Notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Rhode Island & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Rhode Island Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.


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