House Bill #6117 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES

Provides employers who permit employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than 3 hrs wages. An exception would be provided for agreed work shifts scheduled for less than 3 hrs and for college student employees working for the college.

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  • 2019 – H 6117
  • 2019 – H 6117 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Costantino, and Hawkins
  • Date Introduced: May 16, 2019
  • Referred To: House Labor
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 28-12-3.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-12 entitled "Minimum Wages" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 28-12-3.2. Wages for failure to furnish shift work.
  • (a) An employer who requests or permits any employee to report for duty at the beginning of a work shift and does not furnish at least three (3) hours work on that shift, shall pay the employee not less than three (3) times the regular hourly rate. In the event that an employee reports for duty at the beginning of a work shift and the employer offers no work for him or her to perform, the employer shall pay the employee not less than three (3) times the regular hourly rate.
  • (b) This section shall not apply to students enrolled full-time at colleges or universities located in this state who are also an employee of the college or university they attend.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage and the provisions shall be given retroactive and prospective effect, applying to all matters pending upon the effective date of this act.
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Costantino, and Hawkins
  • Date Introduced: May 16, 2019
  • Referred To: House Labor
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 28-12-3.2 of the GeneralLaws in Chapter 28-12 entitled "Minimum Wages"is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 28-12-3.2. Wages for failure to furnish shift work.
  • (a) An employer who requests or permits any employee to report for duty at the beginning of a work shift and does not furnish at least three (3) hours work on that shift, shallpay the employee not less than three (3) times the regular hourly rate. Provided, however, that shifts scheduled for less than three (3) hours are permissible when entered into voluntarily and agreed upon by both the employer and employee. In the event that an employee reports for duty at the beginning of a work shift and the employer offers no work for him or her to perform, the employer shall pay the employee not less than three (3) times the regular hourly rate or the amount they would have earned for any shifts consisting of less than three (3) hours, as allowed under this section.
  • (b) This section shall not apply to students enrolled full-time at colleges or universities located in this state who are also an employee of the college or university they attend, except as follows: a college or university that employs students and requests or permits a student employee to report for duty at the beginning of a work shift, the length of which has been mutually agreed to, and the employer does not furnish work for the student employee to perform, will pay the student for the number of hours of the agreed upon shift.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC002613/SUB A ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
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  • This act would exempt full-time college students employed by the college or university they attend from the requirement of a three (3) hour work shift guarantee by the employer.
  • This act would take effect upon passage and the provisions would be given retroactive and prospective effect, applying to all matters pending upon the effective date of this act. ======== LC002613 ========
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
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  • This act would provide that employers who permit employees to report to work shallpay the employee for not less than three (3) hours wages. An exception would be provided for agreed work shifts scheduled for less than three (3) hours and for college student employees working for the college.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002613/SUB A ========
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