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Rhode Island General Employment Laws Rules and Regulations

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Business Combination Act
Confidentiality of Employer/Employee Assistance Plans
Confidentiality of Employer/Employee Assistance Plans 
Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act 
Employer Requests for Tax and Income Information from Applicants Prohibited 

Employment of Women and Children
> Public law update for 2006   606

Enforcement of Wage and Hour Laws
Fees for Employment Applications Prohibited
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 (Includes licensing of Contract Shops)
§ 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 includes minimum wage & exemptions, overtime and exemptions, minimum daily hours, employees receiving gratuities, records of employers, and wages for minors
>Public law update for 2006 -
005 and 006
§ 28-14 Payment of Wages  includes form of payment, establishment of regular paydays, statement of earnings, frequency of payment, payroll deduction, vacation pay, payment of bonuses, filing of claims, wages held as a garnishee, employment records, set-off of moneys owed by employee to employer
§ 28-14-2.2 Rules and Regulations relating to Employer Exemptions from Weekly Pay Requirements
§ 28-6.2 Physical Examination as Condition of Employment 
§ 28-48

RI Parental & Family Medical Leave Act 
>Public law update to include domestic partner - 189 and 316

§ 5-23 Sunday Business (Retail)
§ 28-6.10 Temporary Employee Protection Act
§ 28-6.11 Employer Transportation Service Charge
§ 28-6.5 Urine & Blood Tests as Condition of Employment
§ 28-50 Whistleblowers Act 
§ 25-3 Work on Holidays and Sundays, Inclusions and Exceptions
§ 28-57 Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act

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

Phone: (401) 462-8550
Fax (401) 462-8528
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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