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Other Leaves: Rhode Island

Other Leaves requirements for other states

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

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Rhode Island. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Rhode Island eligible employees may be entitled to leave under the Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act. See Family and Medical Leaves of Absence.
  • The Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act requires covered Rhode Island employers to provide paid sick and safe leave to eligible employees. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • Rhode Island covered employers must provide eligible employees with leave to attend school conferences or other school-related activities for the employee's child. See School Involvement Leave.
  • Employers are required to provide employees with time off to attend jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer must allow an employee to take unpaid time off from work to respond to a subpoena to give evidence or testify before a court or before any judicial, quasi-judicial or another administrative body or entity with the authority to issue subpoenas. See Witness Duty Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide an employee who is a crime victim with leave to attend court proceedings related to the crime. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Rhode Island employees must be provided with a leave of absence for military training or active duty. See Military Leave.
  • Employers must provide leave to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians responding to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.