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(820 ILCS 17/) Broadcast Industry Free Market Act.

820 ILCS 17/1

    (820 ILCS 17/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Broadcast Industry Free Market Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-496, eff. 1-1-02.)

820 ILCS 17/5

    (820 ILCS 17/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Broadcasting industry" means television, radio, and cable stations.
    (b) "Broadcast employee" means any employee of a broadcasting industry employer, other than a sales or management employee.
(Source: P.A. 92-496, eff. 1-1-02.)

820 ILCS 17/10

    (820 ILCS 17/10)
    Sec. 10. Post-employment covenants not to compete are prohibited.
    (a) No broadcasting industry employer may require in an employment contract that an employee or prospective employee refrain from obtaining employment in a specific geographic area for a specific period of time after termination of employment with that broadcasting industry employer.
    (b) This Section does not prevent the enforcement of a covenant not to compete during the term of an employment contract or against an employee who breaches an employment contract.
(Source: P.A. 92-496, eff. 1-1-02.)

820 ILCS 17/15

    (820 ILCS 17/15)
    Sec. 15. Damages. Any person or entity that violates Section 10 of this Act is liable for civil damages, attorney's fees, and costs.
(Source: P.A. 92-496, eff. 1-1-02.)