Rhode Island’s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification announced earlier this month that it has set up an anonymous telephone tip line for reporting allegations of independent contractor misclassification. The Task Force was established to reduce worker misclassification. It consists of representatives from Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training (DLT), the … Continue Reading
Continuing a growing national trend, Minnesota, West Virginia, Maryland, Hawaii, Vermont, Michigan, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Guam, and the city of Seattle recentlyenacted laws raising the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions. This client alert highlights key provisions of these new laws and examines the implications for covered employers. Minnesota Minnesota’s minimum wage will gradually … Continue Reading
Rhode Island, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma are the latest states to provide prospective and/or current employees with increased social media protections. Read this special report to learn more about the new laws and the implications for covered employers. In this issue: Rhode Island Louisiana New Hampshire Oklahoma Takeaway Read the full text of the … Continue Reading
Rhode Island has recently followed Connecticut in mandating paid sick time, and now bills pending in Massachusetts and Vermont may spread the requirement through New England. New York and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of cities, have also recently adopted similar requirements, and paid sick leave bills are pending, or campaigns … Continue Reading
On July 11, 2013, the Governor of Rhode Island signed a new bill into law which will expand the state’s temporary disability insurance program to provide wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off to care for a seriously ill family member. This alert examines the provisions of the new law, which takes effect … Continue Reading
The Governor of Rhode Island recently signed a law to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal conviction history until the first interview. In “banning the box” for private employers, Rhode Island joins Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, as well as the cities of Seattle, Washington; Buffalo, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Newark, New … Continue Reading
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