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Report: Nearly 10% of Rhode Island’s employers misclassify workers

PROVIDENCE – Misclassification of workers as independent contractors is a growing problem in the Ocean State, with nearly 10% of Rhode Island employers doing...

Unemployment scams adding up in R.I.

Scam unemployment claims continue to cost Rhode Island, with more than $70.5 million in fraudulent payouts racked up since the start of the COVID-19...

Employer UI taxes to stay level in 2022

PROVIDENCE – Employers will pay the same state payroll taxes to support Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance program next year, the R.I. Department of Labor...
RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES will not see an increase in the unemployment insurance tax rates for 2022, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

R.I. keeping unemployment insurance tax rate unchanged in 2022

CRANSTON – Rhode Island businesses won't see an increase in their unemployment insurance tax rate for 2022 even though the trust fund that keeps...

DLT to roll out new UI Online unemployment insurance platform

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will begin launch of its new unemployment insurance platform in December, beginning with a small,...

GA passes $13.1B fiscal 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The Senate approved a $13.1 billion fiscal 2022 state budget late Thursday by a vote of 30-7 that leaves untouched $1.1 billion...

Report: R.I.’s initial unemployment claims declining slowest of all states

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s initial unemployment claims for the week of June 21 had recovered the least of any state since the start of...

R.I. continuing unemployment claims rise by nearly 800

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 787 to 66,174, the R.I. Department of Labor...

R.I continuing unemployment claims dip by nearly 2K again

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island decreased by 1,928 to 65,387, the R.I. Department of Labor...
RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS have made changes to the unemployment insurance benefits, which will go into effect on May 23. The changes are intended to persuade more people to return to the workforce. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Will changes to R.I.’s unemployment policies ease hiring woes?

The age-old debate between academia and the business world has resurfaced, this time over whether generous unemployment insurance benefits are to blame for employers’...

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