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Rhode Island Joins List of States Enacting $15 Minimum Wage Law

On May 20, 2021, Governor Dan McKee signed an amendment to Rhode Island law that will see the Ocean State’s minimum wage increase to $15.00 per hour by 2025.  Beginning January 1, 2022, Rhode Island’s minimum wage will increase from its current $11.50 to $12.25. On January 1, 2023, it will increase to $13.00 and then increase another $1.00 per hour each January 1, until reaching $15.00 in 2025.

There are now fewer than 20 states whose minimum wage is equal to or lower than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which has been in effect since 2009. Recent efforts to increase the federal minimum wage have failed thus far.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2021National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 141
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Robert H. Morsilli, Labor & Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
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Robert H. Morsilli is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on traditional labor relations and wage and hour advice, counseling and litigation.

Mr. Morsilli provides advice and counsel, conducts training and represents clients in matters involving a wide array of employment law topics, including employment discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and...

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