Labor and Labor Relations

Temporary Disability Insurance – Benefits

SECTION 28-41-39

§ 28-41-39. Powers and duties.

The director of the department of labor and training shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To promulgate regulations relative to the operation of the temporary caregiver insurance program;

(2) To create all necessary applications and certificates to fulfill the purposes of this section;

(3) To disseminate information regarding the program to Rhode Island employers and shall carry out a public education program to inform workers and employers about the availability of benefits under the temporary caregiver insurance program. The director may use a proportion of the funds collected for the temporary caregiver insurance program in a given year to pay for the public education program and/or funding received from other sources for the purpose of educating the public about their benefits. Outreach information shall be available in English and other languages; and

(4) To inform Rhode Island employees of their disability insurance rights and benefits due to the employee's own sickness, injury, or pregnancy, or the employee's need to provide care for any sick or injured family member or new child. The notice shall be given by every eligible employer to each new employee hired on or after January 1, 2014, and to each employee taking leave from work on or after January 1, 2014 due to pregnancy or the need to provide care for any sick or injured family member or new child. The director shall require each employer to post and maintain information regarding the program in accordance with § 28-41-15.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 187, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 213, § 1.)