TITLE 25
Holidays and Days of Special Observance

CHAPTER 25-3
Work on Holidays and Sundays

SECTION 25-3-3


§ 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 chauffeur 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) hereof.

(e) Any car rental company which operates a car rental agency at T.F. Green Airport and is required pursuant to its lease agreement with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation to operate on Sundays and/or holidays is exempt from the provisions of subsection (a) hereof with respect to work performed at its T.F. Green Airport location.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 110, § 2; P.L. 1995, ch. 207, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 307, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 73, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 409, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 141, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 369, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 4; P.L. 2007, ch. 52, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 63, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 369, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 494, § 1.)