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Employer Handbook
(Includes the Digest of Labor Laws)

The Employer Handbook explains the rights and responsibilities of employers whose workers are protected by the Rhode Island Employment Security, Temporary Disability, and Workers' Compensation Acts.  It is meant to help those who are responsible for personnel and payroll records.  The text is merely intended as a guide; it does not have the force or effect of law, rule, or regulation. In order to view these publications, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available at no charge from the Adobe web site

Many sections in the Employer Handbook and Digest of Labor Laws are linked to web sites that provide further information on particular topics.  Clicking on a listing in the Table of Contents will bring you directly to that subject.  

Employer Handbook- A guidebook that defines Rhode Island's labor laws and the services available to the employer community. Includes Digest of Labor Laws.  You can go directly to the Table of Contents, then click on a listing to take you directly to that subject.

Digest of Labor Laws- information on Rhode Island's Labor Laws and the Worker's Compensation Insurance Program. You can go directly to the Table of Contents, then click on a listing to take you directly to that subject.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Labor Market Information
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8740
Fax (401) 462-8766
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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