Business isn't just the part of the newspaper you toss aside while looking for the sports headlines, it's the engine of the economy and relates to the goods and services we buy and often our careers. Because business touches so many facets of our lives, states have laws regulating business practices. Welcome to FindLaw's Rhode Island Business Laws section, with articles covering a broad range of business-related topics written for non-attorneys. In this section, you'll learn about antitrust laws and statutes prohibiting certain business practices considered deceptive, which are meant to protect consumers. In addition, you'll learn about wage and hour laws such as meal break requirements and overtime rules. Click on a link below to learn more about Rhode Island business laws.