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Hours Worked: Rhode Island

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brian J. Lamoureux, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC


  • Employees are entitled to unpaid meal breaks after they work a certain number of hours. See Break Periods.
  • Rhode Island law restricts the hours during which certain employees may work. See Hours of Work.
  • Employees must be paid three hours' wages if they report for a requested or scheduled work shift but are provided less than three hours' work. See Show-Up Time / Reporting Time.
  • An employer may not discharge or impose any other penalty on an employee for refusing to work on Sunday or on certain holidays. See Day of Rest.