Rhode Island HR and Employment Law

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Access indispensable resources below to help stay current with HR and employment law developments in Rhode Island, including more than 50 state-specific Employment Law Manual sections, customizable Rhode Island Employee Handbook templates and other state-specific resources, recently passed and upcoming state and local deadlines, and links to our local coverage.

You may wish to start with the following resources:

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

October 1, 2020: Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increases to $11.50

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:

EEO Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

Lactation Accommodation Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

Paid Sick and Safe Leave Handbook Statement [18+ Employees; Accrual Method]: Rhode Island

Sick and Safe Leave Handbook Statement [1-17 Employees; Accrual Method]: Rhode Island

Whistleblower Protections Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

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About This Topic

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.

Rhode Island at a Glance

Local Coverage


Rhode Island Employment Law Manual

At-Will, Contracts and Restrictive Covenants

Employee Benefits

Employee Leaves

Employee Management

HR Strategy, Management and the Law

Labor Relations

Organizational Exit


Recruiting and Hiring

Risk Management - Health, Safety, Security

Types of Employers and Workers

Wage and Hour