Marginal note:Declaration — producer’s pressure tactics unlawful
48. If an artists’ association applies to the Board alleging that a producer has authorized or applied pressure tactics in contravention of this Part, or is about to do so, the Board may, after affording the producer an opportunity to be heard, declare the pressure tactics to be unlawful and, if the association so requests, make an order
(a) requiring the producer or any person acting on behalf of the producer to renounce or to discontinue those pressure tactics and to permit the artists to resume their work, where applicable; or
(b) requiring the producer to communicate the contents of an order made under paragraph (a) without delay to all artists in the sector engaged by the producer at the time the order is made.
- 1992, c. 33, s. 48;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 552.
Marginal note:Order’s terms and duration
49. (1) An order that is made under section 47 or 48 shall be on any terms that the Board considers necessary and sufficient to meet the circumstances of the case and, subject to subsection (2), shall have effect for the period indicated in the order.
Marginal note:Application for supplementary order
(2) If anyone affected by an order made under section 47 or 48 applies to the Board and gives notice of the application to the parties named in the order, the Board may, by supplementary order, continue or modify the order for any period that is indicated in the supplementary order, or may revoke the order.
- 1992, c. 33, s. 49;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 553.
Marginal note:Prohibitions relating to producers
50. No producer or person acting on behalf of a producer shall
(a) refuse to engage an artist or to honour an artist’s contract, or discriminate against an artist with respect to engagement, remuneration or any other term or condition of engagement, or intimidate, threaten or discipline an artist, because the artist
(i) is or proposes to become, or seeks to induce any other person to become, a member, officer or representative of an artists’ association, or participates in the promotion, formation or administration of an artists’ association,
(ii) has testified or participated in a proceeding under this Part, or may do so,
(iii) has made or is about to make a disclosure that may be required in a proceeding under this Part,
(iv) has made an application or filed a complaint under this Part,
(v) has exercised any right under this Part or participated in pressure tactics that are not prohibited by it, or
(vi) has been expelled or suspended from membership in an artists’ association for a reason other than a failure to pay the periodic dues, assessments and initiation fees uniformly required to be paid by all members of the association as a condition of acquiring or retaining membership;
(b) impose any condition in a contract of engagement that prevents or has the effect of preventing an artist from exercising rights under this Part;
(c) terminate an artist’s contract, or impose a financial or other penalty or take disciplinary action against an artist, because the artist refuses to perform any of the duties of another artist who is participating in or is subject to pressure tactics that are not prohibited by this Part;
(d) seek by intimidation, threat of termination of a contract, imposition of a financial or other penalty, or by any other means, to compel a person to refrain from becoming or to cease to be a member, officer or representative of an artists’ association, or to refrain from
(i) testifying or participating in a proceeding under this Part,
(ii) making a disclosure that may be required in a proceeding under this Part, or
(iii) making an application or filing a complaint under this Part;
(e) terminate the contract of, or impose any financial or other penalty on, an artist engaged by the producer, or take any disciplinary action because of the artist’s refusal to perform an act that is prohibited by this Part; or
(f) bargain for the purpose of entering into a scale agreement, or enter into a scale agreement, with an artists’ association in respect of a sector, if the producer knows or, in the Board’s opinion, ought to know that another artists’ association is certified in respect of that sector.
- 1992, c. 33, s. 50;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 554.
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