On Wednesday, July 19, two predictive scheduling bills became law in Rhode Island.

House Bill 6117 Sub A and Senate Bill 1000 Sub A state that employers that allow employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than three hours wages. The bills grant exceptions for agreed work shifts scheduled for less than three hours and for college student employees working for the college. Employers still have the ability to call out employees and make shift changes without penalty prior to an employee showing up for their scheduled shift, but once an employee reports to work, that employee shall be guaranteed at a minimum, three hours wages regardless of changes in shift.