2011 -- H 5184 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Introduced By: Representatives Serpa, Fellela, Williams, Ruggiero, and Tomasso
Date Introduced: January 27, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 28-14-2.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-14 entitled "Payment
of Wages" is hereby amended to read as follows:
28-14-2.2. Frequency of payment. – (a) Except as provided in sections 28-14-4 and 28-
14-5, every employee other than employees of the state and its political subdivisions and of
religious, literary, or charitable corporations shall be paid weekly all due wages from his or her
employer, except those employees whose compensation is fixed at a biweekly, semi-monthly,
monthly, or yearly rate.
(b) The director may, upon written petition showing good and sufficient reason, permit
the employer and its affiliates to pay wages less frequently than weekly provided: (1) The
employer or one or more of its affiliates is in the financial services or investment advisory
business; (2) The employer and its affiliates have more than two thousand (2,000) employees
percent (125%) of the average compensation of all employees in the state as defined in subsection
42-64.11-2(c); (4) The employer makes payment of wages regularly on a predesignated date no
less than twice per month; and (5) The employer provides proof of a surety bond or other
sufficient demonstration of security in the amount of the highest biweekly payroll exposure in the
preceding year for the employees subject to the petition.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.