Bills Pending Rhode Island House Labor Committee

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RIS0429Intro

Sine Die
Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-06-24
To House Labor Committee
RIS0611Engross

Sine Die
Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.
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2021-06-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH6352Intro

Sine Die
Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH6219Intro

Sine Die
Allows labor organizations/unions to organize any employees who work for employers in an industry that is regulated by the medical marijuana act or cannabis-regulated industry.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH6156Intro

Sine Die
Eliminates the provision requiring that "paid leave" be included in the calculation of overtime pay.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIS0547Engross

Sine Die
Provides all provisions in collective bargaining agreement continue until successor agreement reach or interest arbitration award rendered.
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2021-05-27
To House Labor Committee
RIS0322Engross

Sine Die
Requires 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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2021-05-27
To House Labor Committee
RIS0887Engross

Sine Die
Requires 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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2021-05-27
To House Labor Committee
RIS0544Engross

Sine Die
Provides all provisions in collective bargaining agreement continue until successor agreement reach or interest arbitration award rendered.
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2021-05-27
To House Labor Committee
RIS0687Engross

Sine Die
Establishes new factors for the interest contract arbitration board for municipal employee unions to consider in rendering a decision the board power to render an award over all negotiated matters, including the expenditure of money.
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2021-05-27
To House Labor Committee
RIH5852Intro

Sine Die
Prohibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee from directly or indirectly committing any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice or the employee or employer may be held personally liable.
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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH5718Intro

Sine Die
Forbids 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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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH5584Intro

Sine Die
Prohibits 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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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH6013Intro

Sine Die
Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH5854Intro

Sine Die
Amends the definition of employees to include gig workers for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.
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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIS0196Engross

Sine Die
Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5475Intro

Sine Die
Expedites subcontractor payments for work on state contracts. Establishes new process to help minority business to collect from prime contractors for work on state contracts.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5939Intro

Sine Die
Increases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until 1/1/25, where it reaches to $15 per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the CPI-W. Also raises hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities by using similar scale.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5722Intro

Sine Die
Requires bidders on public school construction contracts of $5,000,000 or more to have an apprenticeships program compliant with chapter and truthful reporting of program data to DOLT effective July 1, 2021.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH6089Intro

Sine Die
Prohibits an employer from permanently replacing an employee who has participated or honored a union authorized strike.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5723Intro

Sine Die
Incorporates the federal affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors regarding individuals with disabilities into the Rhode Island equal opportunity and affirmative action law.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH6091Intro

Sine Die
Requires the department of labor and training to provide labor contract negotiations training to municipalities and local school committees.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5938Intro

Sine Die
Provides increases to the minimum wage in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and implements a permanent formula to provide annual adjustments to the minimum wage thereafter.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH6012Intro

Sine Die
Gradually increases the tipped minimum wage from the current $3.89 to $14.95 commencing January 1, 2026 and on January 1, 2027 the tipped minimum wage shall be no less than the minimum wage established by the minimum wage law.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5721Intro

Sine Die
Requires employers with 50 or more employees to pay "hazard pay" to employees involved in providing essential services during a declared public health emergency.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5404Intro

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Increases the dollar amount of public work projects that shall be awarded to minorities to twenty-five percent (25%) of the dollar value of the project.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5719Intro

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Requires employer to furnish items and conditions of employment and a pay stub explaining how wages were calculated/reasons for deductions/allows the employee to file a court action against employer for violation.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5717Intro

Sine Die
Eliminates women from qualification for MBEs. Creates 25% preference for MBE contract awards.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5406Intro

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Establishes new factors for the interest contract arbitration board for municipal employee unions as well as granting the board power to render an award over all negotiated matters, including the expenditure of money.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5474Intro

Sine Die
Grants public safety officials/other named employees/essential state workers with COVID-19 job-related presumption related to workers' compensation benefits and other benefits/privileges.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5720Intro

Sine Die
Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5583Intro

Sine Die
Grants unpaid pregnancy leave to part-time workers, would clarify their access to unpaid sick leave during their pregnancy, and would provide additional protections for pregnant workers who work in the medical field.
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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5402Intro

Sine Die
Requires 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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2021-03-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH5619Intro

Sine Die
Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a training program which shall address workers' rights, workplace health and safety, and workers' compensation, to be established and funded by the DLT.
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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5405Intro

Sine Die
Exempts the Central Coventry Fire District from the application of the firefighters' overtime law for five (5) years beginning on July 1, 2021.
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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5476Intro

Sine Die
Authorizes issuance of limited HVAC service person's license upon examination for work on or repair of electric wiring/equipment located on heating/AC systems.
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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5401Intro

Sine Die
Deletes 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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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5403Intro

Sine Die
Requires 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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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5263Intro

Sine Die
Allows individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee.
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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5473Intro

Sine Die
Requires employees to prove non-intoxication at time of injury/death after employer shows positive test for intoxication at time of injury/death with recovery of overpayments/minor may recover treble damages from employers.
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2021-02-24
To House Labor Committee
RIH5264Intro

Sine Die
Classifies as an occupational disease any disability or quarantine resulting from COVID-19 or other viral infection classified by an executive order during a declared state of emergency, subject to certain requirements.
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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5262Intro

Sine Die
Makes 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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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5179Intro

Sine Die
Extends 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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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5178Intro

Sine Die
Continues all provisions of expired firefighters' collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement is reached between the parties or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5265Intro

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Eliminates repealed statute references and create a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits.
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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5266Intro

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Prohibits 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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2021-02-10
To House Labor Committee
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