TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-12
Minimum Wages

SECTION 28-12-3


§ 28-12-3 Minimum wages.

(a) Every employer shall pay to each of his or her employees: commencing July 1, 1999, at least the minimum wage of five dollars and sixty-five cents ($5.65) per hour. Commencing September 1, 2000, the minimum wage is six dollars and fifteen cents ($6.15) per hour.

(b) Commencing January 1, 2004, the minimum wage is six dollars and seventy-five cents ($6.75) per hour.

(c) Commencing March 1, 2006, the minimum wage is seven dollars and ten cents ($7.10) per hour.

(d) Commencing January 1, 2007, the minimum wage is seven dollars and forty cents ($7.40) per hour.

(e) Commencing January 1, 2013, the minimum wage is seven dollars and seventy-five cents ($7.75) per hour.

(f) Commencing January 1, 2014, the minimum wage is eight dollars ($8.00) per hour.

(g) Commencing January 1, 2015, the minimum wage is nine dollars ($9.00) per hour.

(h) Commencing January 1, 2016, the minimum wage is nine dollars and sixty cents ($9.60) per hour.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3745, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 28-12-3; P.L. 1957, ch. 104, § 2; P.L. 1962, ch 105, § 2; P.L. 1967, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 152, § 2; P.L. 1979, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 315, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 409, §§ 1, 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 222, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 323, § 7; P.L. 1996, ch. 286, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 294, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 106, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 31; P.L. 2000, ch. 156, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 239, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 383, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 385, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 5, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 6, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 313, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 345, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 338, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 424, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 273, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 325, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 72, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 73, § 1.)