N.Y. Close To Non-Compete Ban
July 2, 2008 at 5:11 AM (PT)
A bill that would eliminate non-competes in broadcast employee contracts has passed both houses in NEW YORK and is awaiting Governor DAVID PATERSON's signature.
The bill, A02124, the "Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act," says that "a broadcasting industry employer shall not require as a condition of employment that a broadcast employee or prospective broadcast employee refrain from obtaining certain employment." It originally died in the State Senate in JANUARY, but passed the Assembly a second time in MAY and passed the Senate last week.