This state employment law section provides a range of state employment laws and posters. For your convenience, the poster section features both downloadable state and federal posters. Employment laws will typically vary from state to state. For further information or for individual issues your company may be experiencing, it is always prudent to contact your state labor department or an employment law attorney knowledgeable in your state employment laws. Please view the left-hand navigation for the various state laws covered in this section.
On September 19, 2011, Governor Chafee issued Executive Order 11-09, establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange as required under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Exchange is expected to function as a marketplace for health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses and is scheduled to start enrolling Rhode Islanders in health insurance by late 2013. Click here for more information.
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has signed into law H.B. 6103, which amends the domestic relations law to recognize the legal relationship of civil unions in Rhode Island. Under the new law, a party to a lawful civil union is entitled to the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities as married persons under Rhode Island law.
The law is effective July 2, 2011. For more information, please click here.
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