Senate Bill #1000 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES

Provides that employers who permit employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than 3 hours wages if 3 hours work does not exist. Exceptions for agreed shifts of less than 3 hours and for employee students of a college.

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  • 2019 – S 1000
  • 2019 – S 1000 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC002853
  • LC002853/SUB A
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • 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: Senator Frank A. Ciccone
  • Date Introduced: June 20, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Labor
  • (By Request)
  • 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) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, An 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.
  • (b) Work 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 he or she would have earned for any shifts consisting of less than three (3) hours as permitted pursuant to the provisions of this section.
  • (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to students enrolled full-time at colleges or universities located in this state who are also employees of the college or university they attend except as follows: a college or university that employs a student 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, shall pay the student employee for the number of hours of the agreed upon shift.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC002853 ========
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  • (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. ======== LC002853/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 provide that employers who permit employees to report to work shallpay the employee for not less than three (3) hours wages if three (3) hours work does not exist. 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. ======== LC002853 ========
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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. ======== LC002853/SUB A ========
  • LC002853/SUB A - Page 3of 3

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