What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Rhode Island Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, Rhode Island's minimum wage is $13.00 per hour, with plans to increase annually until it reaches $15.00 per hour by 2025. Employers must comply with this state-specific minimum wage to ensure they meet local labor law requirements.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Rhode Island law mandates that employees who work a six-hour shift are entitled to a 20-minute meal break. For those working a shift of eight hours or more, a 30-minute meal break is required, enhancing worker welfare and productivity.

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Filing Claims

In Rhode Island, employees must file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within three years of the date the wages were due. This statute of limitations is designed to give employees sufficient time to recover wages owed.


Rhode Island Overtime Pay Laws

Rhode Island requires employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. This standard is in line with federal regulations, ensuring fair pay for overtime work.

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Protections for workers

Unique to Rhode Island, the state's overtime laws also cover domestic workers, requiring that live-in staff and other domestic employees receive overtime pay. This inclusion ensures broader protections for a group of workers often excluded in other jurisdictions.