The no-compete clause has become an expected part of a broadcast news employee's contract. Covenants not to compete are contract provisions in which the employee agrees not to engage in a trade or business competing with the employer (Carter, 1992). The covenant not to compete is of particular interest to both the station and the employee (Emory Law Journal, 1982}. These covenants attempt to limit the employee from performing specific duties in competition with a former employer for a specific period of time, in a specific geographic area.
Hilt, Michael L., "Broadcast Managers and the No-Compete Clause" (1993). Communication Faculty Publications. 40.