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Other Leaves: Rhode Island

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • In addition to being covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Rhode Island eligible employees may also be entitled to leave under the Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act. See Family and Medical Leaves of Absence.
  • The Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act requires covered Rhode Island employers to provide paid sick and safe leave to eligible employees. See Paid Sick and Safe Leave.
  • Rhode Island employers with 50 or more employees must provide eligible employees with leave to attend school conferences or other school-related activities for the employee's child. See School Involvement Leave.
  • Employers are required to provide employees with an unpaid time off to attend jury duty or respond to a subpoena. See Jury Duty Leave; Leave to Respond to Subpoena.
  • An employer with 50 or more employees must provide an employee who is a crime victim with unpaid leave to attend court proceedings related to the crime. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Rhode Island employees must be provided with a leave of absence for military training or active duty. See Military Leave.
  • Employers must provide unpaid leave to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians responding to an emergency. See Volunteer Emergency Responder Leave.
  • Rhode Island employers may not deny any employee permission for leave solely because the employee seeks to use that leave to accommodate a religious observance. See Leave for Religious Purposes.