Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Rhode Island?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Rhode Island laws applying to private employers and who must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.

Law1 Covered Employers2
Civil Rights of People with Disabilities All employers
Family Military Leave Act Employers with 15 or more employees
Genetic testing law All employers
Hazardous Substances Right-to-Know Act All employers
Homeless Bill of Rights All employers
Medical Marijuana Act All employers
Public Health and Workplace Safety Act All employers
Rhode Island Civil Rights Act (CRA) All employers
Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act (RIPFMLA) Employers with 50 or more employees
Rhode Island Whistleblowers' Protection Act All employers
Rhode Island Workplace Violence Protection Act All employers
State Fair Employment Practices Act Employers with four or more employees, employment agencies and state employers
Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Act All employers
Temporary caregiver insurance law (TCI) All employers
Victim's Bill of Rights All employers
Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Technician Protection Act All employers
Workers' Compensation Act All employers

1Laws link to primary coverage on; the law may be addressed in other places on as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.