Rhode Island HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in Rhode Island stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full Rhode Island Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 10 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in Rhode Island, as well as other states and municipalities:

October 11, 2017: Rhode Island Allows Operation of a Navigation Device or Application While Driving

January 1, 2018: Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increases to $10.10 per Hour

June 1, 2018: Rhode Island Prohibits All Mobile Phone Use While Driving

July 1, 2018: Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

Employee Handbook

Create or update your Rhode Island Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook statements. The Rhode Island Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available handbook statements, including:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Family Military Leave [51+ Employees]

Pregnancy Accommodation

Temporary Caregiver Insurance and Leave

Whistleblower Protections

Municipality Coverage

Search for local law requirements in the following key municipalities:


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A round-up of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Rhode Island employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

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