Employer Responsibilities

Remember, being an employer comes with many responsibilities. Learn the steps you need  to take to hire your first employee at SBA. For specific information about  your responsibilities here in Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training.


This includes information on:

  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance, which is required for every business, with a few exceptions, if you have ONE or more employees
  • Disability Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance

The U.S. Department of Labor provides federal minimum wage requirements, overtime,  record-keeping and child labor standards. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration also offers an on-site consultation. Reach the Providence office at 401-528-4663. 

RI Department of Labor and Training