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Minimum Wage: Rhode Island

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brian J. Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Summary

  • Rhode Island provides for a minimum wage that is currently higher than the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • Rhode Island employers may count employees' tips toward the minimum wage. See Credit for Tipped Employees.
  • Certain youths, employees with disabilities, and learners and apprentices may be paid less than the minimum wage under certain circumstances. See Subminimum Wages.