Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 12
Minimum Wages

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-12-6

§ 28-12-6. Occupational administrative regulations.

(a) For any occupation for which no wage order issued pursuant to chapter 289 of the general laws of 1938, as amended, was in effect on May 2, 1956, the director of labor and training, after consultation with an advisory board appointed by him or her and composed of one representative each of the employer and employees in the affected occupation and of one disinterested person representing the public, shall make any administrative regulations that he or she deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of this chapter or are necessary to prevent the circumvention or evasion of these purposes, and to safeguard the minimum wage rates established by this chapter.

(b) The regulations may include, but are not limited to, regulations defining and delimiting the terms used in this chapter; outside salespersons or traveling salespersons; learners and apprentices, their number, proportion, and length of service. The regulations may also include provisions for special or extra pay for special, overtime, or extra work; no deductions shall be permitted for incentive commissions or bonuses earned by sales personnel.

(c) Regulations issued by the director of labor and training pursuant to this section are effective only after publication and public hearing by the director of labor and training at which hearing any person may be heard.

(d) Neither the director of labor and training, nor the commissioner of minimum wage, nor any advisory board set up under this chapter shall have any right, power, or authority to increase or decrease the minimum fair wage rates designated in § 28-12-3, nor to permit or authorize deductions to be made from the minimum fair wage rates, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1956, ch. 3745, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 28-12-6.