Human Resources & Employment Law




Running a business can be difficult. You need to hire smart people you can trust to help you run the day to day aspects of your company. But do you know the all laws pertinent to human resources and employment?

When you are operating a business you don’t have time to worry about the details and minutia of Rhode Island and federal employment laws. You need to focus on the mission and goals of your company. Sayer Regan & Thayer LLP is the “go-to” firm for all your human resource needs.  With our unique ‘Human Resource Legal Compliance Audit and Target Audit’ processes, we can help educate you and your human resource professionals about the relevant laws and regulations.

The attorneys of Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP are sensitive to your individual human resource needs. We understand the unique challenges you face on a daily basis. Sometimes it feels like the rules on employment change every day and often do. It is important to have someone on your side who knows the law inside and out. The government is increasing its regulation on both the state and federal levels. Shouldn’t you increase your protection?

At Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP our attorneys have decades of experience in assisting with human resource needs.  We service both large national franchises and small businesses with only a couple dozen employees in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our special skills derive from Masters Degrees that specialize in human resources and labor relations. Our attorneys are recognized throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts and are often ask to speak at seminars to share our wisdom and teach other lawyers. We have also participated with Rhode Island in its effort to “achieve diversity in the state government workforce and to strengthen communications between labor and management in the workplace.”

Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP provides exceedingly comprehensive Human Resource Legal Compliance Audits. We make sure your company is in compliance with the plethora of regulations involved with employment. We can help you discover areas of possible risk and then build a plan to capitalize on opportunities to improve the legal defensibility of you employment policies. Take this opportunity to reduce your risk of litigation and unfavorable verdicts that could lead to costly expenses to your business. Avoid the unexpected cost and negative publicity of unfair allegations. Protect your self with Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP.




Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP is experienced in contract drafting and severance agreements. Firing someone is never easy and can be stressful for all parties involved. Make sure the confidential information that secures your company stays classified after an employee is terminated. Don’t let your business secrets be spread to your competitors. Protect the intellectual rights to your inventions and copyrights. It is your right to maintain control over proprietary information even after an employee with such knowledge leaves your company. Your competition may offer attractive benefits to your employees who are willing to trade your private business information. Make sure that from the moment employees join your team that their contract explicitly states your expectations for their adherence to comply with all company policies.




As an employer, it can seem that discrimination lawsuits are rampant in today’s hypersensitive world. You need to make sure your business is protected against sexual harassment and retaliation claims. Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP can help you create legally defensible policies and practices. At Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP we can help draft your company’s policies and train your staff in compliance with state and federal harassment laws. Make sure everyone is clear about the proper complaint procedures to follow.  If a claim is filed, Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP can help you conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of the allegations. Take preemptive steps to prevent losses to your business today, before it is too late.




In 1990 the United States Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act. This piece of legislation protects those with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Every company must make sure its policies and buildings comply with the “reasonable accommodation” requirement. Management must be trained in the proper policies pertaining to hiring, interviewing and terminating employees with disabilities. Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP can help you understand the overlap between ADA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation laws. Protect your company against unintentional violations of these laws.

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  • Form I-9 E-Verify Compliance Audit   
    At Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP, our Human Resource and Employment Law department has developed the Sayer Regan & Thayer Form I-9 E-Verify Compliance Audit. This Form I-9 E-Verify Compliance Audit removes the anxiety associated with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) audit. It is a systematic, multi phase approach that brings peace of mind to any business that uses it.

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  • Society of Human Resource Mangement

    Description: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management.

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