For some six decades, the personal management profession has been negatively impacted by the California Labor Commission’s enforcement of the California Talent Agencies Act (TAA). Multi-millions of dollars in commissions have been forfeited by personal managers from California to New York by order of the California Labor Commission. Now, with your help, we want to Stop TAA!
With the encouragement of the Music Managers Forum - US and the Talent Managers Association Inc., The National Conference of Personal Managers has petitioned a U. S. Court to seek injunctive and declarative relief by asking the court to find the California Talent Agencies Act and the Labor Commissioner's enforcement of TAA to be unconstitutional under the provisions of the U. S. constitution and to stop the California Labor Commissioner from enforcement of the Talent Agencies Act (TAA).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has been petitioned to declare the TAA unconstitutional for violating due process and equal protection rights, interfering and burdening interstate commerce, restraining First Amendment commercial speech rights, impairing the constitutionally protected right to contract and subjecting mangers through legal coercion to enforced service without compensation.
To research,write and file the complaint, prepare the briefs, manage the file and argue the case costs money. And while the three personal management organizations are proud to be championing this legal initiative, none have the financial wherewithal to fund this project.
That’s where you come in. Individual managers are being asked to contribute at least $200 to the TAA Legal Fund; Personal management firms are asked to contribute $500 to $1,000 or more. The goal is to create a $75,000 war chest.
With your support, personal managers can unite to STOP TAA NOW!