2007 -- H 5684
A N A C T
RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Introduced By: Representatives Carter, Gallison, San Bento, Rose, and Sullivan
Date Introduced: February 28, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 25-3-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 25-3 entitled "Work on
Holidays and Sundays" is hereby amended to read as follows:
25-3-3. Work on Sundays or holidays. -- (a) Work performed by employees on Sundays
and holidays must be paid for at least one and one-half (1 1/2) times the normal rate of pay for the
work performed; provided: (1) that it is not grounds for discharge or other penalty upon any
employee for refusing to work upon any Sunday or holiday enumerated in this chapter; (2) any
manufacturer which operates for seven (7) continuous days per week is exempt from the
requirement of subdivision (1).
(b) Any manufacturer of wall-covering products which operates for seven (7) continuous
days per week, twenty-four (24) hours per day, and has complied with the provisions of
subsection (a) is exempt from the requirement that the work be voluntary on Sundays as provided
in subsection (a); provided, that the manufacturer increases employment by at least ten percent
(10%), within one year of its conversion to continuous operation from non-continuous operation.
(c) Any manufacturer that operates three (3) shifts, or begins its work week on Sundays,
may begin the shift or start the work week at 11:00 P.M. on Sunday and not be required to pay its
employees one and one-half (1 1/2) times the normal rate of pay during the one hour period
between 11:00 P.M. Sunday and 12 midnight.
(d) Any and all employees of a chauffer driven limousine or taxi cab company that
operates seven (7) continuous days per week, twenty-four (24) hours per day, are exempt from
the provisions of subsection (a).
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.