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:
- Healthy and Safe Families and Workplace Act.
- Minimum wage.
- Parental and Family Medical Leave Act.
- Prevailing wage.
- Employment Security Act and Temporary Disability Insurance Act.
- Workers’ Compensation Act.
These posters are individually available from the department, as well.
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