Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training



Free Business Labor Law Seminar

    November 27, 2007

CRANSTON—State labor laws are the latest subject addressed in the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) “Knowledge Is Power!” Employer Education Series.  The session will run four times at the DLT offices, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Cranston:  Monday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Registration takes place one half hour before each seminar begins. The DLT “Knowledge Is Power!” Series is free and open to the public.

During the three-hour seminars, representatives from the DLT Labor Standards Unit will review critical procedures for maintaining adequate records, hiring teen workers and firing employees. The seminars will also cover regulations for paying time and a half, determining mandatory employee breaks, honoring legal holidays and displaying workforce information posters. The unit enforces labor laws such as minimum wage, child labor and Sunday and holiday operation and also oversees the equitable distribution of meal periods, paydays and the RI Parental and Family Medical Leave Act. Approximately 600 employers face claims from employees annually.

Knowledge Is Power! Employer Education workshops include: Resources for Ocean State Employers, Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI), Workforce Regulation/Occupational Safety, and Workers’ Compensation Compliance. For more information or to register, go to www.dlt.ri.gov/EmployerSeminars.htm or call 1-888-616-JOBS.


About the RI Department of Labor and Training

The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov.