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Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: Rhode Island

Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants requirements for other states

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.