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RIS2830IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2831IntroIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six weeks starting January 1, 2021 and then to eight weeks starting January 1, 2022.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2832IntroIncreases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2406IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Review Rhode Island's Minimum Wage (creates An 11 Member Commission Whose Purpose It Would Be To Study Rhode Island’s Minimum Wage, And Who Would Report Back To The Senate No ...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2301IntroRequires 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 Senate Labor Committee
RIS2143IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by July 1, 2024, and the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15 an hour by January 1, 2028.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2405IntroAllow individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2577IntroAllows an employee in a class advanced from one pay range to another, to maintain the same step in the new pay range, as well as the same civil service status and their currently earned salary set consideration date.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2707IntroRequires 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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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2574IntroAllows an employee in a class advanced from one pay range to another, to maintain the same step in the new pay range, as well as the same civil service status and their currently earned salary set consideration date.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2308IntroRemoves health care and maintenance workers from the definition of employees not entitled to overtime pay, for purposes of overtime pay on Sundays and holidays, enabling them to collect overtime pay.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2297IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage to $11.10 on January 1, 2021, and commencing January 1, 2022, the hourly wage would increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2306IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2760IntroAllows construction employees with multi-employer bargaining agreements to be governed by agreement language for sick time/safe leave benefits and administered by ERISA trust fund.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2759IntroRequires office of diversity, equity and opportunity to create material for annual government employee training.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2758IntroProvides for a limited electrician license to be issued to institutions of higher learning to allow for Class B journeyperson electricians to perform minor repair and wiring.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2703IntroCreates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education instructions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2705IntroEstablish the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with five hundred (500) or more employees would provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2706IntroEstablishes an occupational regulatory framework by authorizing the issuance of occupational licenses and government certifications by recognition for qualified worker applicants from other states.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2708IntroIncreases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2704IntroRequires hoisting engineer applicants to possess a certificate of registration as an apprentice hoisting engineer.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2298IntroSets 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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2020-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2142IntroAllows 288 hours of trade school training to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical exam. Increases the period of indentured apprenticeship with the department of labor and training and a licensed electrician master to 4 years.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2169IntroAmends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH7287EngrossRepeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2578IntroRequires bidders for any school construction contract of $5,000,000 or more to have apprenticeship programs. Effective July 1, 2021.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2576IntroFor proposed wages, workers' compensation, temporary disability and unemployment benefits this act creates a new definition for "employee".
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2546IntroProvides for the release of unperfected mechanics' liens by the filing of an affidavit.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2582IntroIncreases 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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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2580IntroAllows the holder of a valid master mechanical trade license to perform repair or renovation work on certain large air conditioning equipment but must subcontract the work if it includes new construction.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2575IntroExtends protection to persons employed in domestic service and include retaliation as an unlawful employment practice.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2579IntroRelieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2581IntroComprehensively amend the state’s apprenticeship statutes to make them more consistent with applicable federal regulations and to make them easier to understand and more consistent with each other.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2583IntroRequires 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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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2486IntroRequires all non-supervisory classified employees to electronically record their daily work hours.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2432IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Potential Benefits Of A Workers' Cooperative
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2020-02-13
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2307IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage of no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2304IntroAmends the fair employment practices act by clearly establishing that employees of a defendant employer may be individually liable for unfair employment practices.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2299IntroExcludes employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement from the pay plan regulations adopted for unclassified employees.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2295IntroChanges the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2305IntroProhibits delivery service from using merchant's likeness/trademark or intellectual property on its website or delivery vehicles without written merchant consent. Requires delivery service to register to do business in Rhode Island.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2296IntroComprehensively 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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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2303IntroEliminates repealed statute references and create a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
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