Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 5A. Freedom to Contract Within the Broadcast Industry.


§ 32–531. Definitions. [Recodified]

Recodified as § 32-571.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 2, 50 DCR 246.)


§ 32–532. Unenforceability of broadcasting industry contract provisions restricting employment after expiration of contract or termination of employment. [Recodified]

Recodified as § 32-572.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 3, 50 DCR 246.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 32-533.


§ 32–533. Penalty. [Recodified]

Recodified as § 32-573.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 4, 50 DCR 246.)


§ 32–571. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term “broadcasting industry employment contract” means an employment contract executed, extended, or renewed after January 1, 2003 between a person, other than a sales representative, and a legal entity that owns or operates one or more television stations or networks, one or more radio stations or networks, one or more cable stations or networks, or one or more satellite-based services similar to a broadcast station or network, or any other entity that provides broadcasting services such as news, weather, traffic, sports, or entertainment programming.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 2, 50 DCR 246.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 32-531


§ 32–572. Unenforceability of broadcasting industry contract provisions restricting employment after expiration of contract or termination of employment.

A broadcasting industry employment contract provision that requires an employee or prospective employee to refrain from obtaining similar employment with another broadcasting industry employer following expiration of the contract or upon termination of employment shall be unenforceable.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 3, 50 DCR 246.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 32-532

Section References

This section is referenced in § 32-533.


§ 32–573. Penalty.

Any broadcasting industry employer who violates § 32-572 shall be liable for damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.


(Mar. 27, 2003, D.C. Law 14-258, § 4, 50 DCR 246.)

Prior Codifications

2001 Ed., § 32-533