When a business is sold, the buyer expects that they will have the benefit of their bargain.  They do not want the seller to be able to set up another identical business next-door.

Nebraska courts are traditionally very hesitant to enforce non-compete agreements, especially for employees who leave a company.  Individuals are entitled to make a living.  And, restrictions cannot be found to violate public policy.  However, courts are more likely to enforce restrictions in the sale of a business if the restriction meets the following requirements: