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Terms of Employment: Rhode Island

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • Rhode Island's Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on certain protected characteristics. See Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • Rhode Island employees are presumed to be at-will. See At-Will Employment.
  • Rhode Island courts enforce restrictive covenants if the terms are reasonable and necessary to protect certain business interests of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.