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Covenants Not to Compete in Nevada: A Proposal

by Elham Roohani

This Note offers a balanced standard for Nevada's restrictive covenant laws in the employment context. First, Part I defines “covenants not to compete” and explains how they have developed. Second, Part II examines other states' treatment of restrictive covenants in the employment context. Third, part III proposes a solution for Nevada that balances tensions between employers and employees in light of Nevada's unique workforce and economic makeup. By discussing Nevada's specific considerations, this Note aims to guide Nevada's legislators when discussing and adopting new laws respecting covenants not to compete.

10 Nev. L.J. 260 (2010)