Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 43
Employment Security — Contributions

R.I. Gen. Laws 28-43-16

 28-43-16.  Priority of contributions in bankruptcy or judicial distribution of assets.

In the event of any distribution of an employer's assets pursuant to an order of any court under the laws of this state, including any receivership, assignment for benefit of creditors, adjudicated insolvency, composition, or similar proceeding, contribution payments then or subsequently due shall have the same priority given to wage claims of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) to each claimant, earned within six (6) months of the commencement of the proceeding. In the event of an employer's adjudication in bankruptcy, judicially confirmed extension proposal, or composition under the federal Bankruptcy Act, 11 U.S.C. 101 et seq., contributions then or subsequently due shall be entitled to the priority as is provided in 11 U.S.C. 507.

History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, 14; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, 14; P.L. 1939, ch. 670, 11; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, 1; G.L. 1956, 28-43-16; P.L. 1986, ch. 198, 27.