Rhode Island State Laws
Additional State Laws
July 1, 2020Fair Employment Practices Bill
Rhode Island passed a bill that intends to help bolster the state’s anti-wage discrimination laws. It decrees that employers may not “pay any of its employees at a wage rate less than the rate paid to employees of another race, color, or gender for equal work.”
It also says employers may not:
There are exceptions. Employers may adjust compensation based on:
Employers may be fined up to $100 per violation. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2020.
Rhode Island created a document for Labor and Labor Relations. Chapter 28 included a Fair Employment Practices section that decreed employers may not: