Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 12
Minimum Wages

R.I. Gen. Laws 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.

(i) Commencing January 1, 2018, the minimum wage is ten dollars and ten cents ($10.10) per hour.

(j) Commencing January 1, 2019, the minimum wage is ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) per hour.

(k) Commencing October 1, 2020, the minimum wage is eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour.

(l) Commencing January 1, 2022, the minimum wage is twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per hour.

(m) Commencing January 1, 2023, the minimum wage is thirteen dollars ($13.00) per hour.

(n) Commencing January 1, 2024, the minimum wage is fourteen dollars ($14.00) per hour.

(o) Commencing January 1, 2025, the minimum wage is fifteen dollars ($15.00) 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; P.L. 2017, ch. 302, art. 14, 1; P.L. 2020, ch. 3, 1; P.L. 2020, ch. 4, 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 15, 1, effective May 20, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 16, 1, effective May 20, 2021.