East Providence, RI asked in Employment Law for Rhode Island

Q: Do Live-In Sober House Managers make a Salary in RI?

I was a live-in sober house manager in RI for about 9 months, and did not get compensated aside from the free room. Am I entitled to some money?

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A: You should contact a Rhode Island employment attorney to discuss your situation, as this situation will be highly dependent on the specific facts of your situation. While housing can be provided as part of an employee's compensation, there are special rules that must be met in order for an employer to claim this as part of your pay. Whether you need to be paid for part or all of the time you spent in the house will also depend on what duties you were responsible for, how long these took, how often you had to do them, etc.

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