The 2014-15 fiscal year budget signed by Governor Chafee on June 19, 2014 prohibits Rhode Island municipalities from establishing a minimum wage higher than the state or federal law requirements. This budget provision was in response to efforts by certain cities to raise minimum wages at the local level.
$76.80 daily, $384 weekly, $19,968 annual
Based on a 8 hour day and 260 day work per year before taxes.
Where Federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies.
Interns or trainees in the for-profit private sector who are qualifying more as employees than as trainees must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime compensation for more then 40 hours worked in a workweek.
Read more via the next link about Minimum Wage Internships
The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training may bring criminal action against any employer who pays substandard wages to an employee and seek, upon conviction, a penalty up to $500.00 and/or imprisonment of up to 90 days. Each week an employer fails to pay the applicable minimum wage constitutes a separate violation.
For more information call (40) 462-8550 or (040) 462 - 8530
Labor Standards Unit
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Cash Wage: $3.39
Maximum Tip Credit: $6.21
Note:The cash wage or basic or direct wage rate is the minimum required employer contribution towards your hourly minimum wage. The "maximum tip credit" is the amount of tips you will need on top of your cash wage to make the minimum wage of $9.60 per hour. If you do not receive sufficient tips in your workweek to achieve the minimum wage for all hours worked that week, your employer must make up the difference.
- Full-time students - $8.64 per hour
under 19 years of age working in nonprofit religious, educational, librarial, or community service organizations
- 14 and 15 year olds - $7.20 per hour
who do not work more than 24 hours a week. If they work more than 24 hours a week, the higher applicable minimum wage must be paid for all hours worked in that week.
- Workers employed in domestic service in or about a private home, federal service, voluntary service in educational, charitable, religious or nonprofit organizations where employer/employee relationships don't exist, such as home delivery, shoe shining, caddies on a golf course, ushers in a theatre, travelling or outside sales occupations.
- Services performed by an individual employed by a son, daughter or a minor child employed by a parent.
- Occupations in resort establishments serving meals to the general public that are not open for more than 6 months during a year between May 1 and October 1.
- Individuals employed - but not on annual full-time basis - by an organized camp with a structured program (recreation, education, religion or a combination) that not operates for more than 7 months a year. (This exemption does not apply to employees of trailer camps)
- Employees receiving gratuities - incentive based wage - certain employees of nonprofit companies: less than $3.39 per hour / Jan. 1 2017: less than $3.89 per hour.
Example: overtime for minimum wage workers in non-retail - 60 hours work week and 8 of these hours worked on a holiday. Extract the overtime hours from the total = 20, these hours are to be paid at 1.5 times the regular working hour rate. Extract the 8 hours worked holiday hours from the remaining 40 hours = 32. That leaves 8 hours to be paid at 1.5 times rate and 32 hours at the regular rate.
8 x $14.40 = $ 115.20
Total wage $672.00
Tipped Workers: Your overtime pay can never be less than your minimum wage!