TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-33
Workers' Compensation – Benefits

SECTION 28-33-28


§ 28-33-28 Priority of claim over debts of employer.

The claim for compensation under chapters 29 – 38 of this title or under any alternative scheme permitted by §§ 28-29-22 – 28-29-24, and any determination or decree on any claim shall be entitled to a preference over the unsecured debts of the employer subsequently contracted to the same amount as the wages of labor are now preferred by the laws of this state; but nothing in this section shall be construed as impairing any lien which the employee may have acquired.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 2, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 2, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 23; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-33-28; P.L. 1986, ch. 507, § 7.)