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Chapter 6. Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Subchapter 3. Employment Agencies

Article 1. General Rules and Regulations for Artists' Managers

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§12001. Form of Talent Agency Contracts--General Provisions.

Any contract in writing to be entered into between a talent agency and an artist wherein the talent agency agrees to act or function as such for, or on behalf of the artist, shall contain in words or substance in addition to any other provisions set forth therein, each of the following provisions:

(a) A provision stating the term of employment of the talent agency by the artist or a blank space for the insertion of said term.

(b) A provision containing a blank space for the insertion of the compensation or rate of compensation to be paid by the artist to the talent agency which compensation shall not exceed the maximum compensation or maximum rate of compensation set forth in the schedule of fees filed with the Labor Commissioner by the talent agency. Said talent agency contract may provide for the payment of compensation after the termination thereof with respect to any employment contracts entered into or negotiated for or to any employment accepted by the artist during the term of the talent agency contract, or any extensions, options or renewals of said employment contracts or employment.

To be entitled to the payment of compensation after termination of the contract between the artist and the talent agency, the talent agency shall be obligated to serve the artist and perform obligations with respect to any employment contract or to extensions or renewals of said employment contract or to any employment requiring the services of the artist on which such compensation is based.

(c) A provision that the talent agency may advise, counsel or direct the artist in the development or advancement of his professional career.

(d) A provision that the talent agency shall, subject to the availability of the artist, use all reasonable efforts to procure employment for the artist in the field or fields of endeavor specified in the contract in which the talent agency is representing the artist.

(e) A provision that, in the event of the failure of the artist to obtain employment or a bona fide offer therefor from a responsible employer, in the field or fields of endeavor specified in the contract in which the talent agency is representing the artist, for a period of time in excess of four consecutive months, such failure shall be deemed cause for the termination of the contract by either party; provided, however, that the artist shall at all times during such period of four consecutive months be ready, willing, able and available to accept employment and to render the services required in connection therewith. Notices of intention of either party to such a contract to terminate same must be given in writing to the other party to such a contract directed to the last known address of said party. In the event the artist accepts employment prior to any written notice of termination, said right of termination is deemed waived as to all past periods of unemployment but not as to future four consecutive months of employment.

(f) A provision that in all cases of controversy between a talent agency and an artist arising under the Labor Code, or under these Rules and Regulations, relating to the terms of the contract, the parties involved therein shall refer the matters in dispute to the Labor Commissioner or one of his duly authorized agents to be determined, as provided in Section 1700.44 of the Labor Code. However, such a provision need not be inserted in contracts governed by the provisions of Section 1700.45 of the Labor Code.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1700.29, Labor Code. Reference: Section 1700.23, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment filed 7-20-89; operative 8-19-89 (Register 89, No. 30). For prior history, see Register 84, No. 11.

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