Labor and Labor Relations
Employment Security — Benefits
R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-44-38
§ 28-44-38. Filing of claims — Procedures — Printed copies — Notices.
(a) Claims for waiting period credit and for benefits shall be filed in accordance with regulations adopted as prescribed. Each employer shall post and maintain printed copies or statements of those regulations in places readily accessible to individuals employed by him or her. The director shall supply each employer with copies of those regulations or statements of the regulations without cost to the employers.
(b) The director shall prescribe the type of reports required from employers and the manner in which the reports shall be presented.
(c) Upon the filing of a claim, the director shall promptly notify the most recent employer and all employers for whom the claimant states he or she performed services and earned wages during his or her base period. The employers shall promptly furnish the information required to determine the claimant's benefit rights. If the claimant's employer or employers have any information that might affect either the validity of the claim or the right of the claimant to waiting period credit or benefits, he or she shall return the notice with that information. If an employer fails without good cause as established to the satisfaction of the director to return this notice within ten (10) working days of its mailing, the employer shall have no standing to contest any determination to be made by the director with respect to the claim and any benefit charges pursuant to it, and the employer shall be barred from being a party to any further proceedings relating to the claim. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of chapters 42 — 44 of this title, any employer who fails to return the notice within that time shall pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each failure. The preceding penalty shall be paid into the employment security tardy account fund, and if any employer fails to pay the penalty, when assessed, it shall be collected by civil action as provided in § 28-43-18.
History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 8; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 8; P.L. 1939, ch. 670, § 7; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-44-38; P.L. 1958 (s.s.), ch. 215, § 3; P.L. 1987, ch. 418, § 2; P.L. 1997, ch. 34, § 3; P.L. 2015, ch. 101, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 113, § 2.