Labor and Labor Relations
Workers' Compensation — Benefits
R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-33-22
§ 28-33-22. Minors employed in violation of law.
(a) If, at the time of the injury, the injured employee is a minor employed in violation of any law of this state or of the United States relating to the employment of minors, then the compensation payable shall be treble the amount that would have been payable if that minor had been legally employed.
(b) In fixing the amount of any compensation under chapters 29 — 38 of this title, due allowance shall be made for any sum that the employer may have paid to any injured minor employee or to his dependents on account of the injury, except those sums that the employer may have expended or directed to be expended for medical, surgical, or hospital service.
(c) Whenever the workers' compensation insurance carrier for the employer is obligated to pay treble the amount that would have been payable if that minor had been legally employed, the workers' compensation insurance carrier shall have a complete right of indemnification to the extent the additional benefits are paid against the employer for the additional benefits paid above and beyond the usual workers' compensation indemnity benefit.
History of Section.
P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 2, § 26; P.L. 1917, ch. 1534, § 4; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 2, § 26; P.L. 1936, ch. 2290, § 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 26; G.L., ch. 300, art. 2, § 25; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-33-22; P.L. 1963, ch. 44, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 218, § 1; P.L. 2019, ch. 248, § 1.