Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIH5973IntroAllows unionized firefighters to enter into an agreement which continues all contractual provisions contained in an expiring contract until a successor agreement has been reached.
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2017-03-22
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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2017-03-22
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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2017-03-16
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
RIH5932IntroProhibits 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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2017-03-16
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
RIH5593IntroRequires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
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2017-03-16
To House Labor Committee
RIH5314IntroRequires health care facilities to use licensed Rhode Island Nurses to satisfy staffing needs.
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2017-03-15
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
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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2017-03-09
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
RIS0284EngrossProhibits state, general contractors, and construction managers from withholding a retainer of more than five percent (5%) from public works contracts.
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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
RIH5568IntroAmends our worksharing law by allowing employers more flexibility in the reduction of work hours among its employees and by allowing more leeway on the start date of an adopted worksharing plan.
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2017-03-09
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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2017-03-08
To House Labor Committee
RIH5569IntroRepeals ยง25-3-7 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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2017-03-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5847IntroEstablishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by the superior court. Contracts of employment in contravention of this chapter would be void as against public policy.
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2017-03-03
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
RIH5313IntroGrants municipal employees the right to binding arbitration on contract formation financial issues and allows existing contract language to continue to apply even after its expiration under certain conditions.
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2017-03-02
To House Labor Committee
RIH5232IntroRelieves municipal employees' unions of their obligation to represent nonmember 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
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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2017-03-01
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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2017-03-01
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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2017-03-01
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 ($9.65).
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2017-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5601IntroAdds illness sustained while in the performance of duty to the definition of accidental disability.
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2017-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5315IntroRaises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.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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2017-02-08
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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2017-02-08
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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2017-02-08
To House Labor Committee
RIH5057IntroIncreases the minimum wage to ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-02-08
To House Labor Committee
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