Labor Standards, Workforce Regulation and Safety


Skip to Main Content

DLT Home Unemployment/TDI Jobs + Training Info for Employers Licensing/Regulation Workers' Comp Labor Market Data

RI General Laws, Rules and Regulations for Labor Standards

RI General Laws

The links below go to the Rhode Island General Assembly Statutes.

RI General Assembly Disclaimer

§ 7-5.2 Business Combination Act

§ 28-6.8-1 Confidentiality of Employer/Employee Assistance Plans

§ 28-49 Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act

§ 28-6 Wage Discrimination Based on Sex

§ 28-3 Employment of Women and Children

§ 28-16 Enforcement of Wage and Hour Laws

§ 28-6.3 Fees for Employment Applications Prohibited

§ 28-6.7 Genetic Testing as Condition of Employment

§ 23-17.20 Health Care Facilities Staffing

§ 25-1.2 Holidays and Days of Special Observance 

§ 28-18 Industrial Homework

§ 28-6.4 Inspection of Personnel Files

§ 28-6.1 Lie Detector Tests as Condition of Employment

§ 28-6.12 Employee Privacy Protection — Privacy in Spaces

§ 28-12 Minimum Wages including exemptions, overtime and exemptions, minimum daily hours, gratuities, and wages for minors

§ 28-14 Payment of Wages including form of payment, establishment of regular paydays, statement of earnings, frequency of payment, payroll deduction, vacation pay, bonuses, filing of claims, etc.

§ 28-14-2.2 Frequency of Payment

§ 28-6.2 Physical Examination as Condition of Employment 

§ 28-48 RI Parental & Family Medical Leave Act 

§ 5-23 Holiday Business

§ 28-6.10 Temporary Employee Protection Act

§ 28-6.5 Urine and Blood Tests as Condition of Employment

§ 28-50 Whistleblowers' Protection Act 

§ 25-3 Work on Holidays and Sundays, Inclusions and Exceptions

§ 28-57 Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act












































RI Minimum Wage     Legal Holidays in RI     Child
Labor Laws
    Laws, Rules + Regs    Frequently Asked Questions    Forms + Publications


Contact Labor Standards by telephone at (401) 462-8550 or email
Center General Complex, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI | Fax: (401) 462-8528


Labor Market Info | Temporary Disability/Caregivers | Unemployment | Workers' Comp | Workforce Development | Workforce Regulation Safety | R.I. Government Agencies | Privacy Policy |
Rhode Island State Seal An Official Rhode Island State website.

DLT is an equal opportunity employer/program - auxiliary aids and services available upon request. TTY via RI Relay: 711


5/21/19 MDF