State labor agency tip line to solicit wage bias complaints between men, women in Rhode Island

Associated Press

A tip line will allow Rhode Islanders to report gender-based wage discrimination.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1AX4SL2 ) that the tip line is operated by the state Department of Labor and Training, which enforces labor laws and investigates wage complaints and hiring violations.

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Tipsters also can lodge a complaint about pay disparity on the Department of Labor and Training website.

The agency's department's work force regulation and safety team will operate the tip line, follow up on leads and investigate complaints.

State law authorizes the state to enforce equal pay.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com