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Rhode Island Employment Contract Templates (4)

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Rhode Island Employment Contract Templates (4)

Updated November 27, 2023

A Rhode Island employment contract agreement indicates an employer’s operational terms to an individual hired to perform a duty in exchange for payment. Employers are encouraged to draft and implement a contract agreement before commencing the business relationship. In doing so, they confirm that the employee is aware of their salary, working schedule, responsibilities, rights, and other details relating to the position of employment. The contract offers the employer legal protection in the event that an employee disputes the prescribed terms. Likewise, the employee may reference the contract agreement if their rights are violated or if the employer fails to adhere to the conditions.

By Type (4)

Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – A document that protects trade secrets from being revealed by the employee to other individuals or organizations.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – Limits the employee’s ability to work for outside entities.

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Independent Contractor Agreement – Establishes the rules and regulations by which an independent contractor must comply.

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Subcontractor Agreement – Must like an independent contractor agreement, the subcontractor agreement outlines the working terms for an individual hired to complete a task on behalf of a contractor.

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Table of Contents

What is an Employee?

“Employee” Definition[1]

“. . . “Employee” means any person who has entered into the employment of or works under contract of service or apprenticeship with any employer, except that in the case of a city or town other than the city of Providence it shall only mean that class or those classes of employees as may be designated by a city, town, or regional school district in a manner provided in this chapter to receive compensation under chapters . . .”

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – No state exceptions to at-will employment.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax Rate – 3.75% to 5.99%[2]

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $10.50[3]


  1. § 28-29-2(4)
  2. § 44-30-2.6
  3. § 28-12-3