RHODE ISLAND - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage


State Enforcement Agency

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training, Labor Standards Unit

Website: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/ 

Relevant Forms: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/pdfs/LScomplaintform.pdf (also available in Spanish)

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Workers’ Compensation

Website: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/wc/FormsWC.htm

Field Sanitation

Federal Enforcement Agency:

US DOL, Rhode Island OSHA Office

Website: https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/RI/areaoffice

Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:

Rhode Island Department of Agriculture 

Website: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/agriculture/pesticides-regulatory.php

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Rhode Island Legal Services


Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. (based in Maine)