Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIS0350IntroProhibits employers from deducting from their employees' wages for spoilage, breakage, cash shortages, losses or fines for tardiness, misconduct or quitting by an employee without notice.
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2017-06-24
[Hearing: Jun 27]
To House Labor Committee
RIH6328IntroProhibits 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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2017-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIH5881IntroCreates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.
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2017-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH5601IntroAdds illness sustained while in the performance of duty to the definition of accidental disability.
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2017-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH6292IntroPlaces time requirements on the implementation of projects authorized by the state traffic commission excluding geometric improvements, roundabouts and new signals.
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2017-06-15
To House Labor Committee
RIH6293IntroEach individual violating law governing electricians, plumbers, and other trades constitutes a separate offense for firms/corporations.
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2017-06-15
To House Labor Committee
RIH6286IntroPermits CCRI to hire persons who are employed by, or associated with, commercial driving schools for the classroom instruction portion of the CCRI program.
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2017-06-15
To House Labor Committee
RIS0584IntroEliminates repealed statute references and creates a mechanism for workers to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement after returning from being a temporary caregiver and Sunday pay wage laws.
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2017-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIS0648EngrossBroadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
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2017-06-08
To House Labor Committee
RIS0273IntroPlaces time requirements on the implementation of projects authorized by the state traffic commission excluding geometric improvements, roundabouts and new signals.
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2017-06-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH6196IntroProhibits health care facilities from requiring 1st year medical residents to work a shift in excess of 24 hours except in cases of national, state or municipal emergency, disaster or other catastrophic event.
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2017-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIH6211IntroAbolishes the current temporary disability insurance program and replace it with a more flexible, expansive and mandatory new program that compensates all workers who become disabled due to non-work related injuries.
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2017-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIH6230IntroDefines and recognizes the existence and potential liability of lead entities concerning the payment of wages.
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2017-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIS0192IntroEstablishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by the Superior Court.
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2017-05-18
To House Labor Committee
RIS0506EngrossRequires 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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2017-05-18
To House Labor Committee
RIH6198IntroAllows employees, of an employer that sponsors disability insurance programs, to elect to exempt them from temporary disability insurance coverage.
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2017-05-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH6142IntroAdds a requirement to obtain a hoisting engineering license that a person possess a certificate of registration as a registered apprentice engineer.
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2017-05-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH6141IntroGives the department of labor and training the jurisdiction to review claims alleging that employers had improperly inquired about an applicant’s criminal history on an employment application.
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2017-05-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH6154IntroReplaces the American Arbitration Association, as the selector of labor arbitrators, in non-grievance contract matters, with the director of the department of labor and training.
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2017-05-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH6143IntroGrants unpaid pregnancy leave to part-time workers, clarifies their access to unpaid sick leave during their pregnancy, and provides additional protections for pregnant workers who work in the medical field.
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2017-05-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH6111IntroProhibits an employer from inquiring about a prospective employee wage and salary history before an offer of employment with compensation has been negotiated.
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2017-04-27
To House Labor Committee
RIH5594IntroSets the minimum hourly wage, for employees that have not reached twenty (20) years of age at nine dollars and sixty-five cents ($9.65).
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2017-04-13
To House Labor Committee
RIH6052IntroAllows employers to pay the greater or 75% of the state minimum wage rate, or the federal minimum wage rate to employees eighteen (18) years or younger during the first six hundred eighty (680) hours or ninety (90) days of their employment.
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2017-04-13
To House Labor Committee
RIH6053IntroEliminates repealed statute references and creates a mechanism for workers to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement after returning from being a temporary caregiver and Sunday pay wage laws.
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2017-04-13
To House Labor Committee
RIH5847IntroEstablishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by superior court. Contracts of employment in contravention of provisions of this procedure would be void as against public po...
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2017-04-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5933IntroEnds Rhode Island's adoption of the "employment-at-will" legal doctrine and would provide some job protection for employees that satisfactorily perform their duties. The act would also provide specific remedies for wrongful discharge.
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2017-04-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5604IntroAllows Rhode Island residents who work for an out-of-state nongovernmental employer to apply for coverage under Rhode Island's Temporary Disability Insurance program.
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2017-04-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5862IntroCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2017" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.
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2017-04-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5972IntroBroadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
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2017-04-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5596IntroExempts certain executive, administrative, and professional employees from overtime pay if their weekly wages exceed one thousand thirty-six dollars ($1,036), an increase from the current two hundred dollars ($200).
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5315IntroRaises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2018 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5413IntroRequires all employers to provide their employees with a minimum level of paid sick and safety leave including time to care for the employee's family members.
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5595IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5569IntroRepeals §25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees form receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5316IntroProhibits 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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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5057IntroIncreases the minimum wage to ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-03-30
To House Labor Committee
RIH5600IntroEstablishes 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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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5602IntroRaises the minimum threshold when public works contractors are required to pay prevailing wages to their employees from $1,000 to $200,000.
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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5599IntroRequires that alternate applicants for the Rhode Island state police training academy be ranked according to objective qualification standards and selected to fill vacancies according to that ranking.
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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5597IntroAllows expired collective bargaining agreements for firefighters and municipal police to remain in effect until a successor agreement becomes operative.
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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5598IntroBeginning June 30, 2018, 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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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5603IntroRequires the department of labor and training to provide labor contract negotiations training to municipalities and local school committees.
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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5195IntroEstablishes the E-Verify compliance act which would require all non-governmental employers within the state with three (3) or more employees to apply to participate in the federal E-Verify program.
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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5434IntroRequires the historic preservation apprenticeship program would be subject to regulations of the Rhode Island department of labor and training.
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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5389IntroProhibits 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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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5479IntroCreates a seasonal employment designation for purposes of unemployment insurance, which would allow employers regularly hiring employees on a recurring basis for less than 20 weeks to apply for a seasonal determination from the DTL.
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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIS0239EngrossEach individual violating law governing electricians, plumbers, and other trades constitutes a separate offense for firms/corporations.
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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5058IntroRequires 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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2017-03-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5231IntroRelieves state employee unions of their obligation to represent non-member employees, in the grievance process, if they haven't been union members for 90 days before the grievance event.
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2017-03-02
To House Labor Committee
RIH5230IntroRelieves municipal police unions of their obligation to represent non-member employees, in the grievance process, if they haven't been union members for 90 days before the grievance event.
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2017-03-02
To House Labor Committee
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