Senate passes president Ruggerio’s unpaid wages bill
STATE HOUSE — The Rhode Island Senate passed legislation today that offers improved methods for employees to collect unpaid wages.
The bill (2017-S-0192A) sponsored by President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) would establish a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages and contested claims would be decided by the Superior Court.
“There is no excuse for loyal and hardworking employees to not be paid what they are owed,” said Senator Ruggerio. “It’s simple: if an employee does their job, they should be paid. This legislation will provide those employees who are wronged by their employers an effective way of obtaining their rightfully earned pay.”
The legislation will be transferred to the House of Representatives for consideration.
For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903