Rhode Island Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health and safety complaints and information)
3. Temporary Disability
4. Unemployment Insurance
5. Wage & Hours/Labor Standards Violations
6. Workers Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Rhode Island, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Rhode Island

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903-3768
Phone: (401) 222-2661
Fax: (401) 222-2616
TDD: (401) 222-2664

Web Address: http://www.richr.state.ri.us/frames.html

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Boston Area Office
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
Government Center
4th Floor, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: (617) 565-3200
TTY: (617) 565-3204

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Providence Area Office
Federal Office Building
380 Westminster Mall, Room 243
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 528-4669
Fax: (401) 528-4663

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies.

3. Temporary Disability

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training

Temporary Disability Insurance
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-8420
Fax: (401) 462-8466

Web Address: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/tdi/

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I file a Temporary Disability Insurance Claim?

4. Unemployment Insurance

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training

Unemployment Insurance
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 243-9100
TDD: (401) 243-9149

E-Mail: unemploymentinsurance@dlt.state.ri.us

Web Address: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/

Frequently Asked Questions

File a Claim by Phone

File a Claim via the Internet

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency
Rhode Island has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws; see the local DOL office(s) below.

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division
Hartford Connecticut District Office
135 High Street, Room 210
Hartford, CT 06103-1111
Phone: (860) 240-4160
Fax: (860) 240-4029

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

6. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Division of Workers' Compensation
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 69, Second Floor
P. O. Box 20190
Cranston, RI 02920-0942
Phone (Main Line): (401) 462-8100
Information Line: (401) 462-8125
TDD: (401) 462-8084

E-Mail: WCEdcUnit@DLT.state.ri.us

Web Address: http://www.dlt.ri.gov/wc/

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On Monday afternoon, in the blistering heat of a 95-degree day, approximately 50 Amazon workers and community supporters rallied outside of a suburban Minnesota Amazon warehouse chanting, “We work, We sweat, Amazon workers need a rest!” That chant was followed by, “Hey Jeff Bezos! Our backs are tired and our funds are low!"

Thought for the Week

"For much of our nation's history, people of color — particularly women — have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture. By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important step toward correcting that history and ensuring people of color are protected from all forms of discrimination."

– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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