Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Labor Committee

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RIH5851Engross

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Repeals § 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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2021-06-16
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0947Intro

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Repeals § 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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2021-06-16
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0546Intro

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Prohibits an employer from permanently replacing an employee who has participated or honored a union authorized strike.
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2021-05-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0548Intro

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Provides for the right to strike for public sector workers in Rhode Island, including teachers, with exceptions for police officers, firefighters, 911 employees, and correctional officers.
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2021-05-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0837Intro

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Decreases an employee’s obligation for contribution from wages and require an employer to contribute one-half of the amount to an employee’s contribution.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0437Intro

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For proposed wages, workers' compensation, temporary disability and unemployment benefits this act creates a new definition for "employee".
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0431Intro

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For purposes of overtime pay on Sundays and holidays, removes health care and maintenance workers from the definition of employees not entitled to overtime pay, thereby enabling them to collect overtime pay.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0808Intro

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Provides 13 weeks of benefits to persons returning to work of $150 per week prorated plus additional compensation up to $1,950 prorated with benefits expiring on January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0272Intro

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Changes the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0612Intro

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Requires an employer to provide employees with additional paid sick leave time, in addition to paid sick and safe leave time, for COVID-19 purposes.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0436Intro

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Increases taxable wage base for employee contributions to TDI/TCI fund/individual benefit rates for eligible individuals/maximum caregiver weeks/creates new credit for low wage tax payers not income eligible to receive benefits. Effective 1/1/22.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0432Intro

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Establishes 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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2021-03-31
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0746Intro

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Provides that employers pay essential health care facility employees at a rate of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of their regular pay during a declared public health emergency.
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2021-03-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0433Intro

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Establishes the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with five hundred (500) or more employees provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0438Intro

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Joint Resolution Ratifying The Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Of The United States Relating To The Labor Of Persons Under Eighteen Years Of Age
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2021-03-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0435Intro

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Incorporates the federal affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors regarding individuals with disabilities, utilization goal of three percent (3%) for employment of qualified individuals.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0689Intro

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Increases minimum wage on October 1, 2021, to $13, gradually increases future wages to $16 in 2023.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0551Intro

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Increases the levy on total construction costs for building permits and direct 50% of such levy be transmitted monthly to DLT and deposited into the construction workforce training restricted receipt account to be used for workforce training grants.
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2021-03-17
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0610Intro

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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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2021-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0545Intro

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Gradually increases the tipped minimum wage from the current three dollars and eighty-nine cents ($3.89) to sixteen dollars and ninety-five cents ($16.95) over the course of five (5) years, between 2022 and 2027.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0139Intro

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Defines and recognizes the existence and potential liability of lead entities concerning the payment of wages.
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2021-02-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0269Intro

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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 Senate Labor Committee
RIS0323Intro

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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 Senate Labor Committee
RIS0138Intro

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Exempts 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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2021-02-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0271Intro

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Requires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage of no less than 155% of the state minimum wage.
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2021-02-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0136Intro

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Senate 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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2021-02-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0077Intro

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Increases the minimum wage commencing January 1, 2022, in accordance with an amount equal to the total percentage increase in the consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.
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2021-02-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0137Intro

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Provides tax credit for businesses as minimum wage bench marks are reached or adopted in the future.
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2021-02-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0143Intro

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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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2021-02-03
To Senate Labor Committee
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