Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIH8123IntroDeletes Portuguese (a person of Portuguese, Brazilian, or other Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race), from those eligible to be considered as minorities for purposes of awarding public works projects.
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2020-07-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH8122Intro- Minority Business Enterprise
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2020-07-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH8117IntroRedefines contractor and minority business enterprise to include any business, profit or nonprofit, organized under laws of any state, even if located outside RI, would apply to RIDOT contracts and relieves businesses from having limit on its net wor...
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2020-07-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH8066IntroEstablishes that any public safety official/enumerated employee, including essential state workers, who contract the Coronavirus (Covid-19) shall be entitled to a presumption that the infection was caused as a result of the performance of their job d...
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2020-06-18
To House Labor Committee
RIH7881IntroProvides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7916IntroProvides an employer that completed a reasonable background investigation of an employee prior to hiring with a presumption that the employer was not negligent in hiring that employee.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7877IntroRequires an individual employer to meet certain criteria in order to qualify for class exemption from the increased pay requirement for work on holidays and Sundays.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7942IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7880IntroExtends injured-on-duty benefits to police officers and firefighters that suffer from a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7878IntroProhibits employment discrimination by the state of Rhode Island against medical marijuana users. The act also requires reasonable accommodations be provided by the state employer.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7876IntroSets a goal for the habilitation facilities to participate in state procurements and construction projects of less than three percent (3%) of the total value of all contracts available to businesses in each fiscal year by June 30, 2022.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIS2300EngrossRequires 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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2020-03-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7427IntroRequires 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 DLT.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7570IntroIncreases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until January 1, 2024, where it reaches to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the (CPI-W). It also raises the cash wage by using a similar scale.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7875IntroRequires employers to give their employees at least two (2) weeks notice of their work schedule and other notices scheduling rights and remedies.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7914IntroRequires employers with 5 or more persons with developmental disabilities to pay employees no less than $15.00/hr and to have state and general revenue/federal funds appropriated to BHDDH programs to adjust minimum wage increase.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7467IntroProhibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees, with limited exceptions for credit card service charges.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7466IntroRaises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2021 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7224IntroProvides that any women's business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act would be deemed certified by the department of administration as a women's business enterprise.
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2020-02-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7207IntroProhibits 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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2020-02-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7156IntroAllow individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee.
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2020-02-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7208IntroBeginning June 30, 2020 requires 2 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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2020-02-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7139IntroEstablishes 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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2020-02-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7079IntroRequires that if state employee unions are engaged in contract negotiations and/or utilizing the dispute resolution process, all terms and conditions in the collective bargaining agreement shall continue to remain in effect.
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2020-01-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7080IntroMakes the fair employment practices act expressly applicable to individuals elected to state public officer or any political subdivision thereof and provides civil liability for person who directly or indirectly violates the chapter.
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2020-01-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7225IntroEliminates repealed statute references and create a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits.
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2020-01-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7226IntroProhibits 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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2020-01-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7227IntroComprehensively 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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2020-01-22
To House Labor Committee
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