Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 21
Hazardous Substances Right-To-Know Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-21-17

§ 28-21-17. Penalties.

In addition to and not in lieu of the remedies available to employees under § 28-21-8(4), any employer who shall willfully and intentionally violate the requirements of this chapter shall be subject to a fine imposed by the department of labor and training at the rate of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for every day the violation exists. The department may impose the fines and enforce their collection by means of a civil action against the employer and the responsible officers of the employer. In addition, for any violation of this chapter that is willful and intentional and that is committed with disregard for the safety of employees, the responsible officer or officers of any offending employer shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be imprisoned for a period not to exceed one year for each violation.

History of Section.
P.L. 1983, ch. 18, § 1.