Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIH5437IntroProvides that the contractual provisions contained in an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees would continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5361IntroProhibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee, to commit any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice; individuals would be held personally liable for such conduct.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5346IntroAmends the definition of employees for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5439IntroMakes the fair employment practices act expressly applicable to individuals elected to state public officer or any political subdivision thereof and would provide civil liability for a person who directly or indirectly violates the chapter.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5344IntroProhibits an employer/employment agency/labor organization/or employee/to directly/indirectly commit any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice/it being the legislative intent that individuals would be held personally liable for such cond...
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5343IntroMandates sexual harassment training for employees and supervisors of employers of fifty (50) or more employees. It would recommend an annual climate survey for employers.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIS0242EngrossProvides that the provisions of § 28-53-7 which addresses payments from the uninsured protection fund to employees of uninsured employers, would apply to injuries that occur on or after September 1, 2019.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5342IntroCreates a reporting requirement for state agencies and departments for violations of the fair employment practices chapter and the equal opportunity and affirmative action chapter.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5345IntroForbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5340IntroTolls the statute of limitations during the period of investigation by the commission for human rights for certain violations for up to one year, starting on the date the charge is filed until the date the commission makes a determination.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5438IntroRequires that the contractual provisions contained in an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with all full and adjunct professors at state universities and colleges would continue until a successor agreement has been reached.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5341IntroExtends the timeframe within which to bring an action for an unlawful employment practice.
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2019-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH5442IntroRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a training program to include workers' rights, workplace health and safety, and workers' compensation, established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2019-02-14
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RIH5440IntroRequires that collective bargaining agreements would be posted on government websites prior to execution.
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2019-02-14
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RIH5441IntroCreates a seasonal employment designation for purposes of unemployment benefits, which would allow employers hiring employees for less than twenty (20) weeks to apply for a seasonal determination by the director of the department of labor and trainin...
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2019-02-14
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RIH5337IntroRepeals § 5-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
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2019-02-13
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RIH5305IntroExtends the effective date of the Rhode Island Uninsured Protection Fund from February 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019.
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2019-02-13
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RIH5271IntroAllows an employee granted unpaid family or parental leave to substitute any accrued vacation, sick or other appropriate paid leave for any part of the unpaid leave.
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2019-02-13
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RIH5338IntroRequires the state to pay to employees of employers that hire persons with developmental disabilities, no less than $13.77 per hour commencing July 1, 2019 and $15.00 per hour commencing on July 1, 2020.
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2019-02-07
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RIH5339IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-02-07
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RIH5260IntroMakes the arbitrator's decision binding on all matters pertaining to certified public school teachers and municipal employees, including those matters involving the expenditure of money.
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2019-02-06
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RIH5270IntroIncreases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to the workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred thirty-six dollars ($636) per week.
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2019-02-06
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RIH5268IntroEliminates repealed statute references and create a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits.
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2019-02-06
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RIH5261IntroAdds and makes correctional offices to the definition of "police officer" for the purpose of payment to their salary during line of duty illness or injury.
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2019-02-06
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RIH5259IntroClarifies the rights and options of government employees who decide not to join their employer's exclusive bargaining unit.
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2019-02-06
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RIH5269IntroProvides health care employers with at least 18 employees, which receive certain state funding or pay an executive $1,000,000 or more annually, pay a minimum wage of $15.00.
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2019-02-01
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RIH5186IntroHouse Resolution Reinstating And Extending The Commission Life And Amending The Purpose Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study Unlawful Sexual Harassment In The Workplace (reinstates The Membership, Extends The Reporting And Expiration Dates,...
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2019-01-31
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RIH5143IntroContinues all provisions of firefighter's collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.
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2019-01-31
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RIH5144IntroExtends provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement for municipal police arbitration purposes until a successor agreement is reached or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
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2019-01-31
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RIH5170IntroAllows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
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2019-01-31
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RIH5097IntroRaises the existing minimum wage of ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) on January 1, 2020, and then increase to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) on January 1, 2021.
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2019-01-10
To House Labor Committee
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