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Rhode Island state overtime laws mandate that employers reimburse non-exempt employees at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for every hour that exceeds a 40-hour work week. Thus, since minimum wage in Rhode Island is currently $7.75 per hour, employees who are entitled to overtime pay must be paid at least $11.63 for every hour of overtime they log. In order to protect their rights as employees, it’s important that Rhode Island workers educate themselves about state overtime laws. The national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have provided this overview of Rhode Island state overtime laws to help employees understand the pay to which they are entitled.

Rhode Island State Overtime Exemptions

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the body of laws overseen by the Department of Labor to help ensure employees across the United States receive fair pay and treatment. Rhode Island state overtime laws closely resemble these federal laws in that the following types of employees are not entitled to (exempt from) overtime pay:

  • Professional
  • Administrative
  • Executive

Other employees in Rhode Island who may not be entitled to overtime pay may include:

  • Independent contractors
  • Some transportation workers
  • Farm and agriculture workers
  • Outside sales workers
  • People who live and work at the same address

Rhode Island Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

A two-year statute of limitations on overtime pay lawsuits in Rhode Island means that cheated workers may be able to collect back pay for up to two years of illegally denied overtime wages. If you work in Rhode Island and believe you may be entitled to overtime pay you did not receive, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a legal consultation.

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