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State Affairs

 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.

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RI SHRM Testimony on H5151 (March 20, 2019) This bill relates to appropriations contained in Governor Gina Raimondo's fiscal year 2020 budget, including the legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use.

RI SHRM Testimony on H5343: An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Sexual Harassment, Education, and

Training in the Workplace (February 27, 2019)This House bill would mandate 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 on S0330: An Act Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Fair Employment Practices –
Sexual Harassment (February 27, 2019) This Senate bill would require employers of 4 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment programs for new employees within 1 month of the date of hire/all employees by September 1, 2019.


RI SHRM Letter of Opposition to H5361: (February 27, 2019)  This House bill would allow individuals to be held personally liable for such conduct.

    Legislation Tracking List - 2019 Session:‚Äč Click here

    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 (PDF)

    RI SHRM Testimony on H8277 : Sexual Harassment, Education and Training in the Workplace. (PDF)(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. (PDF)(April 24, 2018)

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

    RI SHRM Testimony on H7427 (PDF) (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 (PDF) (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.

     

     

     


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