All businesses with employees in Rhode Island are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.
Mandatory change(s) for the state of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Revised with new minimum wage rate of $12.25 per hour effective January 1, 2022. *2022 Poster is shipping now.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Revised with new $11.50 per hour minimum wage effective October 1, 2020.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Revised to add new 2019 minimum wage of $10.50 per hour as well as several other minor clerical changes.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2018 minimum wage rate of $10.10 effective January 1, 2018.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Update to minimum wage poster to reflect new 2016 rate effective 1/1/16 and new wage guidelines for tipped employees.
Notice of Right Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination-Update is inclusion of brand new anti-pregnancy discrimination poster.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2015 minimum wage rate of $9.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.
Discrimination Notice-Update to Workplace Discrimination, change includes prohibiting asking perspective employees about criminal history on first interview and new website listing.
Unemployment Insurance-Update includes new eligibility requirements for caregivers and additional website listing.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2014 minimum wage rate of $8.00, effective January 1, 2014.
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Update to reflect new 2013 Minimum Wage increase to $7.75, along with new website listing.
Unemployment Insurance-Procedure and contact information has been updated
Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Updated made to content
Unemployment Insurance-Updated content and phone numbers
Mandatory federal change(s)
EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal-Revised with new information related to the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) effective June 27, 2023 and a new revision date.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Revised the Nursing Mothers section of the poster with the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and more clarification on employer requirements to provide reasonable break time and accommodations for nursing employees.
EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal-Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Includes PUMP Act-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.
Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.
Wyoming Minimum Wage-The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.
EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Includes PWFA-Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)-Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.
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Rhode Island Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:
Minimum Wage (NEW) (Rhode Island General Laws 28-12-11) You're required by law to post information regarding minimum wage laws and regulations. The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in an easy-to-read manner. Post it in a conspicuous location.
Workers Compensation (Rhode Island General Laws 28-29-13) The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster lets you displays mandatory information regarding your employees' Workers' Compensation rights, protections and obligations.
Parental and Family Medical Leave Act (Rhode Island General Laws 28-48-10(a)) Under Rhode Island law, you must post, in a conspicuous location, information regarding the Parental and Family Medical Leave Act. The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information on your behalf.
Fair Employment (Sexual Harassment Discrimination) (Rhode Island General Laws 28-5-37) You must maintain a workplace free of sexual harassment discrimination, and must also inform employees of their rights and protections to fair employment. The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster conveys this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
Smoking (Rhode Island General Laws 23-20.10-7) The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster lets you display the mandatory "no smoking" sign in your workplace.
Employment Security and Temporary Disability Insurance (Employment Security Act 28-44-38 and Temporary Disability Insurance Act 28-41-15) The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays required information regarding Employment Security and Temporary Disability Insurance. Simply post it in a conspicuous location, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant with Rhode Island law.
Right to Know Law (Rhode Island General Laws 28-21-3) You must inform all employees of any potential workplace exposure to chemical substances. The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information on your behalf.
Unemployment Insurance You must provide information to your employees regarding their rights, obligations and benefits with respect to Unemployment Insurance. The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information accurately and clearly.
Prevailing Wage Rate The Rhode Island Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding the prevailing wage rate in Rhode Island.
Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.