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    State Affairs Archives

    Tracking of Proposed House & Senate Bills -

    RI SHRM Legislative Affairs continues to track proposed state legislation in the House and Senate that may be of interest to Human Resources Professionals. We monitor this legislation and frequently involve our members in advocacy efforts, including providing expert testimony to inform legislators of our interest and position on workplace legislation that impacts employers and employees.


    Legislation Tracking List - 2018 Session​
    SHRM Rhode Island Bill Would Raise Exempt Salary Threshold Too High
    RI SHRM public commentson Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training's paid sick and Testimony on H7427 This bill would expand the protections and remedies for employees against employers who page wage differentials based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin.

    RI Paid Sick and Safe Leave Regulations - Final Version

    Testimony H8277: Sexual Harrassement, Education and Training in the Workplace

    Testimony S 2475
    Testimony H 5413: Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA)
    Testimony H 5596: Minimum Wages (ExemptEmployees for Overtime Purposes)​

    Testimony S 290: Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA)​
    Testimony S 675:  Employment Security Benefits-Amendments to WorkShare