Gov. Gina Raimondo is establishing a "RI Pay Equity Tip Line" so that Rhode Islanders can report employers who violate the state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination.
The tip line, at 401-462-9243, is run by the state Department of Labor and Training. DLT is the agency that enforces labor laws and investigates wage complaints and hiring discrimination.
"In Rhode Island we want to make sure work pays," said Raimondo in a news release. "Ensuring paycheck fairness is important for women, it creates opportunities for families, and it strengthens the economy."
Raimondo said the tip line is designed to "hold employers accountable and lift up those who aren’t earning equal pay for equal work."