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    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.

     

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    Legislation Tracking List - 2018 Session​

    RI Paid Sick and Safe Leave Questions: The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training released frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the paid sick and safe leave law that went into effect on July 1st. Here is the link to the FAQ: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/HSFWact.htm

    RI Paid Sick and Safe Leave Regulations - Final Version

    RI SHRM Testimony on H8277 : Sexual Harrassement, Education and Training in the Workplace. (June 7, 2018) Mandates sexual harassment training for employees and supervisors of employers of fifty (50) or more employees. It would recommend an annual climate survey for employers.

    RI SHRM Testimony Before House Special Legislative Commission to Study Unlawful Sexual Harassment in the workplace. (April 24, 2018)

    RI SHRM public comments on Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training's Paid Sick and Safe Leave Regulations (April 8, 2018)

    RI SHRM Testimony on H7427 (March 27, 2018) Expands 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 SHRM Testimony on S2475 (March 21, 2018) Expands the protections and remedies for employees against employers who pay wage differentials based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin.