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23 Jun

June 2021 Rhode Island HR Legal Updates

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2025

Update Applicable to:
All employers in Rhode Island

What happened?
On May 20, 2021, Governor McKee signed amended bill 2021-H 5130A

What are the details?
The bill will increase the minimum wage year over year, starting January 1, 2022, with January 1, 2025, resulting in a $15 per hour minimum. The increases to the minimum wage are as follows:

  • January 1, 2022 – $12.25 per hour minimum wage.
  • January 1, 2023 – $13 per hour minimum wage.
  • January 1, 2024 – $14 per hour minimum wage.
  • January 1, 2025 – $15 per hour minimum wage.

The amended bill can be read here.

Articles on the bill can be found here and here.

What do employers need to do?
Employer should review the above information and begin planning on any needed changes to their current pay practices.

 

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