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:

June 28, 2018: Rhode Island Permits Electronic Pay Statements

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

July 1, 2018: Rhode Island Prohibits E-Cigarette Use in the Workplace

January 1, 2019: Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increases to $10.50 per Hour

January 1, 2019: Rhode Island Paid Sick Leave Accrual and Usage Rate Increases

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

Pregnancy Accommodation Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

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

Smoke-Free Workplace Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

Whistleblower Protections Handbook Statement: Rhode Island

Municipality Coverage

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Rhode Island at a Glance

Rhode Island Employment Law Manual

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