EMERGENCY REGULATIONS FOR THE WAIVER OF EMPLOYEES’ AND EMPLOYERS’ DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS DURING A POTENTIAL HEALTH THREAT RELATED TO THE INFECTIOUS COVID-19 VIRUS PURSUANT TO TITLE 28 OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS


260-RICR-40-05-2 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

Title 260 Department of Labor and Training
Chapter 40 Income Support
Subchapter 05 Unemployment & Temporary Disability Insurance
Part 2 EMERGENCY REGULATIONS FOR THE WAIVER OF EMPLOYEES’ AND EMPLOYERS’ DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS DURING A POTENTIAL HEALTH THREAT RELATED TO THE INFECTIOUS COVID-19 VIRUS PURSUANT TO TITLE 28 OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 03/12/2020 to 09/08/2020

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § §§ 28-41-19 and 28-42-34

Purpose and Reason :

These emergency rules and regulations: 1) add definitions which define the current potential threat to the health, safety, or resources of the people of the state created by the infectious “SARS-CoV-2 virus” which causes “Coronavirus Disease-2019” (COVID-19) as a state of emergency; 2) waive the waiting periods for unemployment insurance and temporary disability insurance benefits; and 3) waive the certification by a qualified healthcare provider for temporary disability insurance benefits eligibility.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

The Department is adopting these emergency rules and regulations pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10 due to a potential threat to public health and safety. Specifically, the Department finds that a person-to-person spread has occurred of the “SARS-CoV-2” virus which causes “coronavirus disease 2019” throughout the state (abbreviated “COVID-19”). As such, the provisions herein must be promulgated immediately.