Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 7
Employment Agencies

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-7-1

§ 5-7-1. License and regulation by local authorities.

The board of police commissioners or other similar authority of any city or town, and in any city or town where there is no board of police commissioners or similar authority, the city council or the town council, may:

(1) License suitable persons as keepers of intelligence or employment offices for the purpose of obtaining employment, or furnishing information concerning places of employment, of domestics, servants, laborers, and any other classes of employees, except seapersons, or for the purpose of procuring or giving information concerning those persons for or to employers, or for the purpose of procuring or giving information generally concerning employment in business;

(2) Issue different classes of those licenses for all or any of those purposes, fix the amount or amounts to be paid for the license or licenses, and revoke any of those licenses at pleasure; and

(3) Make rules and regulations governing those offices and the conduct of those offices and the business pertaining to them or transacted in them, and the charges for obtaining employment for any persons or furnishing that information to any persons.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 40, § 18; G.L. 1909, ch. 50, § 18; P.L. 1915, ch. 1233, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 51, § 18; G.L. 1938, ch. 333, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 5-7-1.