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RIH5289EngrossEnsures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0908IntroEstablishes the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with twenty (20) or more employees would provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2019-06-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0907IntroPermits a Certificate C license to be issued to the University of Rhode Island to perform certain electrical maintenance and repair as long as the university regularly employs one or more Class B or Class M journeyperson electricians.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0836IntroCreates a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement of status and benefits after returning from being a temporary caregiver and relating to Sunday wage laws.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0790IntroExpedites a victim of domestic abuse eligibility for and receipt of unemployment benefits by removing the waiting period and other impediments.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0835IntroProhibits 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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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0615IntroProhibits employer discrimination against medical marijuana cardholders testing positive, allows for civil remedies for medical marijuana cardholders experiencing discrimination, provides state as sole regulator for compassion centers/medical marijua...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0507IntroProvides for the release of unperfected mechanics' liens by the filing of an affidavit.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0373IntroPermits employees who are covered by employer sponsored disability insurance programs to elect to be exempt from the state temporary disability insurance program, provided the employer has submitted documentation to the director confirming such cover...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0614IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0617IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay his or her employees a minimum hourly wage no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0616IntroPublic works project subcontractors may seek payment directly from awarding authority.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0240IntroExempts unclassified employees covered by terms/provisions of collective bargaining from 2 grade increase limit per year at the maximum of the grade.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0613IntroAmends the provisions for prompt payment of monies owed by the department of administration to their contractors or subcontractors.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0375IntroElectrical apprentices qualify for journeyperson "B" exam by successfully completing 288 hours of classroom training in a recognized trade school.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0725IntroAdds thermal systems insulation workers, apprentices, journeypersons, contractors and masters to the mechanical trades' regulation chapter of the general laws.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0374IntroIncrementally increases from the $3.89 per hour subminimum wage for tipped workers to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2023, Starting on January 1, 2024, the minimum hourly wage for tipped workers would be equal to the state's regular minimum hourly wage...
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0239IntroIncreases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0508IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by July 1, 2023, and the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15 an hour by January 1, 2027.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0241IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years, effective January 1, 2021.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0369IntroProvides health care employers with at least 18 employees, which receive certain state funding or pay an executive $1,000,000 or more annually, pay a minimum wage of $15.00.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0505IntroAllows employers to shift the legal burden of proof to employees in certain workers' compensation actions where intoxicating substances may be involved.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0513IntroFor 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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2019-03-06
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0506IntroRequires all non-supervisory classified employees to electronically record their daily work hours.
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2019-03-06
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0514IntroCreates a seasonal employment designation for purposes of unemployment benefits, which would allow employers hiring employees for less than twenty (20) weeks to apply for a seasonal determination by the director of the department of labor and trainin...
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2019-03-06
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0511IntroMakes the arbitrator's decision binding on all matters pertaining to certified public school teachers and municipal employees, including those matters involving the expenditure of money.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
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