Rhode Island Labor Law Updates

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

Date
Poster/Update
  • 12/2018

    Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Revised to add new 2019 minimum wage of $10.50 per hour as well as several other minor clerical changes.

  • 11/2017

    Rhode Island Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2018 minimum wage rate of $10.10 effective January 1, 2018.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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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.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Rhode Island in 2020:

As of January 1, 2019, Rhode Island’s minimum wage is $10.50 per hour.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Rhode Island

  • Wage & Hour - (401) 462-8550
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (401) 462-8100
  • Unemployment Insurance - (401) 243-8420
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