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Overtime: Rhode Island

Overtime 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


  • Rhode Island computes overtime compensation in a similar manner to that provided for in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), with limited exceptions. See Computing Overtime.
  • Nonexempt employees also must be paid overtime if they work on a Sunday or a holiday. See Sundays and Holidays.