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AFTRA Fails to Ban Non-Competes in Maryland

AFTRA Fails to Ban Non-Competes in Maryland

A bill to ban non-compete agreements in Maryland failed for the 3rd year in a row. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists supported a bill passed in the Maryland legislature to ban non-compete provisions in employment contracts of broadcast employees.
The Maryland/DC/Delaware Broadcasters’ Association claimed the loss as a victory as the 2004 session of the Maryland legislature adjourned Monday night in Annapolis. The bill had passed the Maryland House, but failed in the Senate Rules Committee, the third time the measure has failed, according to the broadcast association.
MDCD said Maryland’s broadcasters wanted to preserve non-competes while AFTRA pursued replacing non-competes with First Right of Refusal agreements.