North Las Vegas Non-Compete Agreement

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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 when leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". Signing such an agreement can 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 discern in advance. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Nevada also give importance 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. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding North Las Vegas that is excessively large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a North Las Vegas, Nevada lawyer to review any documents. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is "Your Community of Choice" located in the southwest Mojave Desert. Just north of the town of Sunrise Manor and Las Vegas, North Las Vegas is home to 120,000 Nevada State residents.

Many North Las Vegas residents work in the hospitality and leisure services in Las Vegas but a number of outstanding lawyers also live there. North Las Vegas lawyers advise on a wide range of cases.

One major employer in the city is the Nevada Department of Corrections. The Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center has been operating from North Las Vegas since 1997 and houses over 2,500 inmates since its expansion in 2009. North Las Vegas enjoys a relatively low crime rate that attracts a number of families. The area also has a good school district and lower property prices attracting young professionals who have relocated to North Las Vegas for business.

Residents of North Las Vegas have access to many local shopping malls and centers of commerce. I-15 and CC-215 are easy highways for commuting. The North Las Vegas Airport, formerly the Sky Haven Airport, is home to sightseeing airline Vision Airlines that offers areal tours of the city and desert.

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