Boulder City Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Boulder City, NV

Generally speaking, in Nevada, a covenant not to compete means that the employee will agree not to work for any of their employer's competitors upon leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". Signing such an agreement may either be a condition for being employed, or the employee may receive additional compensation for doing so.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to know in advance. Although the interests of employers are important, courts in Nevada also give priority to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include provisions that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Boulder City.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

Before you sign any documents that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Boulder City, Nevada attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are considering suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Boulder City

Boulder City is a Clark County municipality that is about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas and home to 15,000 residents. Originally constructed as housing for Hoover Dam workers, Boulder City was founded in 1932. To keep workers focused on their work the city prohibited alcohol sales, gambling, and membership in unions. It is one of only two cities in Nevada today that still prohibits gambling and is notoriously known as a speed trap for people passing through to Las Vegas. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of very experienced lawyers in the area. Boulder City lawyers don't only do traffic cases but are actually experienced in many areas of law and practice in many different counties throughout Nevada.  

Money Magazine voted Boulder City the 6th best place to retire in the United States because it has affordable housing, medical care, tax rates, and a great arts and culture life. Boulder City has a total of 202.7 square miles making it the largest city in the State of Nevada. Locals enjoy access to the municipal golf course, pool, racquetball complex, tennis courts, BMX track, hiking trails, and nearby Lake Mead. 

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