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The Workforce Regulation and Safety Division enforces trade licensing laws and operates programs to ensure the safety of tradespersons, their work sites and their work products.

These include:

  • Professional Regulation, which oversees trade licensing, prevailing wage and RI apprenticeship programs;

  • Occupational Safety, which enforces health and safety standards in public buildings and municipal educational facilities; and

  • Labor Standards, which investigates wage complaints and hiring violations.

Seven employees from DLT’s Workplace Fraud Unit visited their peers in Connecticut to learn more about construction and misclassification policies and the practical aspects of ensuring that contractors compete on a level playing field.

By learning best practices from neighbors like Connecticut and cracking down on companies violating RI’s workplace fraud laws, DLT helps employers get fair business opportunities, workers get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and taxpayers from paying more taxes than they should. This benefits the whole Rhode Island economy.

Rhode Island and Connecticut Workforce Regulation Staff

RI Department of Labor and Training
Workforce Regulation and Safety
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8580
Fax (401) 462-8528
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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