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Employment At-Will: Nevada

Employment At-Will requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author:, Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart LLP


  • In Nevada, in the absence of a contract, employment relationships are presumed to be at-will, terminable with or without cause. See The At-Will Relationship.
  • Nevada recognizes limited exceptions to the at-will presumption, including written and verbal contracts. See Employment At-Will Exceptions.
  • At-will employees in Nevada challenging a discharge may file claims against their employers under tort theories, including wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation, so long as the employee is able to satisfy an evidentiary burden. See Tort Considerations.