Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
The Department of Labor and Training is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Rhode Island. They are the first point of contact for Rhode Island employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Labor and Training's scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Labor and Training via these channels:
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Fax: (401) 462-8872
Federal Department of Labor Offices in Rhode Island
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in Rhode Island. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
380 Westminster Mall, Room 546
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 528-4431
Contact: Donald Epifano, Asst. District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Labor and Training Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Rhode Island minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Rhode Island state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).