New York Enacts “Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act”
by:Labor and Employment Practice
On August 6, New York Governor David A. Paterson signed the “Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act,” a new law that prohibits broadcast employers in New York from requiring certain broadcast employees to sign covenants not to compete as a condition of employment. As written, the new law places significant restrictions on the ability of employers in the broadcast community to negotiate post-employment noncompete terms as part of any employment agreement. By its terms, the law takes effect immediately.
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