Rhode Island Employment Law Update – January 2018

Washington Employment Law Update – January 2018
January 22, 2018
North Carolina Employment Law Update – January 2018
January 22, 2018

Poster Update

In January 2018, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training updated its poster, Notice to All Employees – Information Employers Must Post, containing information about the following state laws:

  • Ban-the-Box.
  • Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act.
  • Minimum wage.
  • Parental and Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Prevailing wage.
  • Right-to-Know.
  • Employment Security Act and Temporary Disability Insurance Act.
  • Workers’ Compensation Act.

These posters are individually available from the department, as well.

Download the combination poster or the individual posters

Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving

Effective June 1, 2018, and according to R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-22-31, Rhode Island bans drivers from using a phone for calling or otherwise communicating while driving, unless use is caused by an emergency. However, drivers may use a hands-free device to operate their phone while driving. Violations incur a penalty of $100.

The state already prohibits texting while driving.

See the law

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