assembly Bill A3832

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the broadcast employees' freedom to work act; repealer

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Jan 27, 2015 referred to labor

A3832 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add ยง202-k, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A9004
2011-2012: A8236
2013-2014: A4954

A3832 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the broadcast employees' freedom to work act; enacts provisions relating to noncompetition clauses.

A3832 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3832

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to enacting the broadcast
  employees' freedom to work act; and to repeal  certain  provisions  of
  such law relating thereto

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "broadcast
employees' freedom to work act".
  S  2.    Section  202-k of the labor law is REPEALED and a new section
202-k is added to read as follows:
  S 202-K. PROTECTION OF PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY.  1.
DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "BROADCASTING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER" INCLUDES (I) TELEVISION STATIONS
OR NETWORKS, RADIO STATIONS OR NETWORKS, OR CABLE STATIONS OR  NETWORKS,
(II) INTERNET OR SATELLITE-BASED SERVICES SIMILAR TO A BROADCAST STATION
OR NETWORK AND THAT PROVIDE COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES, AND (III) ANY
OTHER ENTITY THAT PROVIDES COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES.
  (B) "COVERED BROADCASTING SERVICES" SHALL MEAN THE PROVISION OF BROAD-
CASTING  SERVICES  SUCH  AS  NEWS,  WEATHER,  TRAFFIC, SPORTS, OR ENTER-
TAINMENT REPORTS, OR OTHER FORMS OF CONTENT PROGRAMMING;  PROVIDED  THAT
FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  AN ENTITY SHALL NOT BE PRESUMED TO BE
ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN  THE  PROVISION  OF  COVERED  BROADCASTING  SERVICES
UNLESS  AT LEAST THIRTY PERCENT OF ITS ASSETS OR EMPLOYEES ARE DEDICATED
PRIMARILY TO THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES.
  (C) "BROADCAST EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN (I) ANY ON-AIR  EMPLOYEE  OR  (II)
OFF-AIR  EMPLOYEE  OF  A BROADCASTING INDUSTRY EMPLOYER PROVIDING DIRECT
SUPPORT OR SERVICES TO ANY ON-AIR EMPLOYEE, PROVIDED, THAT SUCH  SUPPORT
OR  SERVICE  RELATES TO THE CONTENT OF A BROADCAST, EXCLUDING MANAGEMENT
EMPLOYEES AND SALES REPRESENTATIVES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04967-01-5