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NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
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Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...

Legislation shows a lack of courage in General Assembly

As they say, timing is everything. And in this case, it’s just a little scary. On April 29 General Treasurer Seth Magaziner issued a report...

Correctional officer overtime fuels spike in state workers making $100K or...

PROVIDENCE – The number of state workers who made $100,000 or more increased 21 percent over three years, to 2,336 in 2018 from 1,936...

Going into OT

Does your company offer employees overtime? Yes: 64.29% No: 35.71 Do many of your employees work overtime? No: 66.67% Yes: 33.33% How frequent do your employees work overtime? When needed: 38.46% Couple...

Providence pays $6M to settle firefighter overtime lawsuits

PROVIDENCE – The city has paid $6.1 million to settle state and federal lawsuits regarding firefighter overtime payments, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported April 30. According...

Above and beyond

Are all employees at your company eligible for paid overtime? All employees 50% No employees 33.3% Some employees 16.7% How often do you work overtime? Daily 33.3% A few times...

Flexible hours

Does your company allow flexible schedules for employees? Yes 37.5% No 12.5% In certain cases 50% Does your company allow employees to work remotely? Yes 12.5% No 25% In certain cases...

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