Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIS0345EngrossProhibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2020.
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2019-06-26
To House Labor Committee
RIS0254IntroRequires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
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2019-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIS0910EngrossEliminates requirement to pay attorney fees from employment security (unemployment) administrative fund.
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2019-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIS0174IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
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2019-06-19
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RIS0172EngrossRequires employers with 100 employees to yearly submit a form to the department of labor and training, which contains information regarding the compensation and hours worked of employees by age, gender, race, ethnicity, job category and occupation ti...
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2019-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIS0509EngrossComprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2019-06-07
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RIH6088IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2019-05-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH6087IntroCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2019" and would establish a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct.
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2019-05-22
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RIS0372EngrossExtends 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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2019-05-02
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RIS0510IntroIncreases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
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2019-05-02
To House Labor Committee
RIS0376EngrossContinues 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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2019-05-02
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RIH5944IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay his or her employees a minimum hourly wage no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2019-05-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5957IntroIncreases min. Wage From $9 to $15 per hour by 1/1/24 and tipped min. Wage From $3.89 to $15 per hour by 1/1/28/Further increases depend on increases in CPI/Non-payment damage awards increased from 2 to 3 times unpaid amount/SOL increased from 3 to 6...
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2019-05-01
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RIS0330EngrossExtends protection to domestic servants/includes retaliation as unlawful practice and requires employers of 4 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment programs for new employees within 1 month of the date of hire/all employees by September 1, 2...
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2019-04-11
To House Labor Committee
RIS0173EngrossRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2019-04-11
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RIS0090EngrossCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2019" and would establish a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct.
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2019-04-11
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RIS0371EngrossAllows an employee to establish a lien against an employer's property to aid the employee in collecting unpaid wages from the employer.
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2019-04-11
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RIH5918IntroEstablishes the commuter transportation benefit act.
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2019-04-03
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RIH5653IntroProhibits more than two (2) members of the state police to be from the same family whether by blood, adoption or marriage.
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2019-04-03
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RIH5655IntroEstablishes an equal opportunity unit within the division of state police to adopt an equal opportunity plan to increase the ranks of minorities and women among members of the state police.
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2019-04-03
To House Labor Committee
RIH5654IntroBeginning June 30, 2019, requires 1 in 5 recruits to the Rhode Island State Police Training Academy be a person of color and also requires vigorous recruitment effort.
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2019-04-03
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RIH5917IntroThe wage fairness act prohibits employers from asking job applicants about salary history. It also prohibits discrimination in payment of wages, and allows employees to discuss their salary with co-employees.
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2019-04-03
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RIH5659IntroComprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2019-03-27
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RIH5656IntroCreates voluntary retirement IRA savings program for workers requiring employers to make available to employees if no employer retirement plan offered.
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2019-03-20
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RIH5675IntroExpedites a victim of domestic abuse eligibility for and receipt of unemployment benefits by removing the waiting period and other impediments.
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2019-03-20
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RIH5825IntroRequires temporary disability contributions and benefits to be calculated based upon an employee's wages and salaries, that shall also include any sales commissions earned.
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2019-03-20
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RIH5661IntroProhibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees, with limited exceptions for credit card service charges.
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2019-03-20
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RIH5848IntroIncreases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
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2019-03-20
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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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2019-03-13
To House Labor Committee
RIH5440IntroRequires that collective bargaining agreements would be posted on government websites prior to execution.
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2019-03-13
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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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2019-03-13
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RIH5657IntroShifts the legal burden of proof in certain workers' compensation actions involving intoxicating substances.
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2019-03-13
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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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2019-03-06
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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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2019-03-06
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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 ($12.50) on January 1, 2021.
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2019-03-06
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RIH5660IntroRaises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2020 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.
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2019-03-06
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RIH5339IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-03-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5658IntroRequires the city of Providence to pay its employees no less than fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour commencing January 1, 2020.
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2019-03-06
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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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2019-02-27
To House Labor Committee
RIH5346IntroAmends the definition of employees for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.
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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
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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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2019-02-27
To House Labor Committee
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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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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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
To House Labor Committee
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