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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