RI Department of Labor and Training
Employer Education Series

Time is money...
knowledge is power...
and your business is
worth the investment!



Employer Education Series Sessions:
(dates for these seminars will be announced soon)

Workers' Compensation
Oversees employer-provided insurance for statutory employee benefits due to a work-related injury or illness. The Education Unit is sponsoring these seminars which will provide essential information about the RI Workers’ Compensation system, including the Workers’ Compensation Court, and compliance assistance with the appropriate safety and health standards issues by OSHA. Please select the program which most closely matches your business type. The Workers’ Compensation component will be repeated, however the safety presentation will be directed toward the specific industry listed by the event date.

Resources for Ocean State Employers
An array of resources is available to benefit your business. The Department of Labor and Training has teamed with the Economic Development Corporation to boost your bottom line. Learn about Tax Credits, Occupational Wage Levels and Grants for Employee Training from the Employer Service Team.

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)
TDI provides benefits to insured RI workers for unemployment that is caused by illness or disability that is not work-related. Learn about recent improvements to the TDI System that align the interests of the worker, employer and medical community.

Unemployment Insurance (UI)
UI provides benefits to insured and eligible persons who are out of work through no fault of their own.
Learn who qualifies for benefits, how UI impacts your tax rate and what defines “out of work through no fault of their own.” Learn how, when and why UI claims are deemed eligible.

Wage and Labor Laws
Labor Standards investigates complaints and compliance with state labor laws. Learn how to maintain adequate wage records, when to pay time and a half, determine mandatory employee breaks, hire teens or fire employees. Understand how to honor legal holidays and display properly workforce information posters.

Workforce Regulation/Occupational Safety
Enforces mandated health and safety standards for devices such as boilers and elevators; for hazardous substances; and for public buildings and educational facilities. Discover the proper use, storage and record keeping for hazardous substances. Understand how you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees, customers and the general public. Learn about trade license requirements and the mandated 10-hour construction safety program. Understand how apprenticeship programs may assure a skilled workforce for the future.

Medical Office Staff
Training designed specifically for medical office staff. Learn how to complete Workers’ Compensation and/or Temporary Disability Insurance paperwork. Understand RI Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Board protocols and WC fee schedules. Become familiar with work hardening and physical rehabilitation services available from the Donley Rehabilitation Center.

Unemployment Insurance | Temporary Disability Insurance | Workers' Comp | Labor Market Information

Employer Services | Governors Workforce Board-RI | Labor Standards | Occupational Safety

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RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax:(401) 462-8872
TTY via RI Relay: 711
General questions/comments: mmadonna@dlt.ri.gov
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1/7/11 MDF