Rhode Island’s minimum wage now $11.50 per hour
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Rhode Island’s minimum wage now $11.50 per hour

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The minimum wage in Rhode Island increased to $11.50 per hour on October 1, 2020. The $1 increase was put into place by legislation enacted earlier this year, H. 7157/ S. 2147.

Full-time students under 19 years of age working in a nonprofit religious, librarial or community service organization may be paid $10.35 per hour, which is 90% of the minimum wage.

Minors 14 and 15 years of age working not more than 24 hours per week may be paid $8.63 per hour, which is 75% of the minimum wage.

For employees who receive gratuities, the tipped minimum wage rate of $3.89 per hour remains unchanged (as of Jan. 1, 2017).

Posting requirements. Employers are required to display Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training posters in a place where all employees can see them. Employers that have employees who work remotely or who telecommute may E-mail or text employees the DLT webpage, which contains links to required posters. The DLT also offers a combination poster that meets the Department’s requirements in one poster—this poster is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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