hospitality industry http://ripr.org en Good News on Jobs Front http://ripr.org/post/good-news-jobs-front-0 <p>Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years. The latest data from the state Labor Department indicates people may be finding work outside of the state.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:19:12 +0000 Flo Jonic 12376 at http://ripr.org Good News on Jobs Front Proposed Bill to Ensure Service Staff Keep All Their Tips http://ripr.org/post/proposed-bill-ensure-service-staff-keep-all-their-tips <p>There’s a renewed push on Smith Hill this year to get a bill passed that would ban the theft of tips by managers.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:32:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 11991 at http://ripr.org Proposed Bill to Ensure Service Staff Keep All Their Tips