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Minimum Wage Espanol

As of 1/1/14, the minimum wage for all workers will increase to $8.00 per hour


Click here for recently passed 2013 Laws

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Exceptions:

1.) Full-time students under 19 years of age working in nonprofit religious, educational, librarial, or community service organizations:

 

As of 1/1/14 - $7.20 per hour
(90% of applicable minimum)


2.) 14 and 15 year olds who do not work more than 24 hours in a week. For any week in which a 14 or 15 year old works more than 24 hours, the higher applicable minimum rate must be paid for all hours worked in that week.  

As of 1/1/14 - $6.00 per hour
(75% of applicable minimum)


3.) Workers employed in domestic service in or about a private home, federal service, voluntary service in educational, charitable, religious or nonprofit organizations where employer/employee relationships do not exist, such as newspaper carriers on home delivery, shoe shine persons, caddies on golf courses, ushers in theaters, traveling or outside sales occupations.

Also: Service performed by an individual employed by a son or daughter or a minor child employed by the parent.

Occupations in resort establishments serving meals to the general public that are not open more than six (6) months during the year-between May 1 and October 1 only - and any individual employed by an organized camp having a structured program, including but not limited to, recreation, education and religion or any combination thereof. Such an individual must not be employed by the organization on an annual full-time basis and such a camp must not operate for more than seven (7) months in any calendar year. This exemption does not apply to employees of trailer camps. (RI General Law 28-12)



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


Phone: (401) 462-8550
Fax (401) 462-8530
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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