AN ACT RELATIVE TO FREEDOM OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by
adding the following section:-
Section 186. Any contract or agreement which creates or establishes the
terms of employment for an employee or individual in the broadcasting industry,
including, television stations, television networks, radio stations, radio
networks, or any entities affiliated with the foregoing, and which restricts
right of such employee or individual to obtain employment in a specified
geographic area for a specified period of time after termination of employment
of the employee by the employer or by termination of the employment
relationship by mutual agreement of the employer and the employee or by
termination of the employment relationship by the expiration of the contract or
shall be void and unenforceable with respect to such provision. Whoever
provisions of this section shall be liable for reasonable attorneys' fees and
costs associated with litigation of an affected employee or individual.
This act shall apply to contracts entered into on or after
its effective date.