Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Rhode Island
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Employees who work pursuant to an employment contract can only be terminated for the reasons specified in the contract. See Employment Contracts.
- Rhode Island courts enforce restrictive covenants if the terms are reasonable and necessary to protect certain business interests of the employer. See Restrictive Covenants.
- Rhode Island has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.