Legal Alert - Time to Review Your Non-Competition Agreements in Light of New Nevada Statutory Amendments

by John S. Delikanakis
On June 3, 2017, the Governor of Nevada signed Assembly Bill 276 into law, making substantial changes to Nevada Revised Statute (“NRS”) 613, which governs non-competition agreements. The amendments are notable for not only eroding an employer’s ability to protect trade secrets, customer lists, and other confidential information, but for also overturning part of the Nevada Supreme Court’s recent holding in Golden Road Motor Inn v. Islam, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 49, 376 P.3d 151 (2016) prohibiting the practice of “blue-penciling” an overbroad non-compete to make it reasonable and enforceable in favor of completely voiding such an agreement.