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B Law 2 Unit 5 Ch 24

Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law

TermDefinition
employment at will A common law doctrine under which either party may terminate an employment relationship at any time for any reason, unless a contract specifies otherwise.
whistleblowing An employee’s disclosure to government authorities, upper-level managers, or the media that the employer is engaged in unsafe or illegal activities.
wrongful discharge An employer’s termination of an employee’s employment in violation of the law or an employment contract.
minimum wage The lowest wage, either by government regulation or union contract, that an employer may pay an hourly worker.
workers’ compensation laws State statutes that establish an administrative process for compensating workers for injuries that arise in the course of their employment, regardless of fault.
vesting The creation of an absolute or unconditional right or power.
I-9 verification The process of verifying the employment eligibility and identity of a new worker. It must be completed within three days after the worker commences employment.
I-551 Alien Registration Receipt A document, known as a “green card,” that shows that a foreign-born individual can legally work in the United States.
closed shop A firm that requires union membership by its workers as a condition of employment, which is illegal.
union shop A firm that requires all workers, once employed, to become union members within a specified period of time as a condition of their continued employment.
right-to-work law A state law providing that employees may not be required to join a union as a condition of retaining employment.
hot-cargo agreement An illegal agreement in which employers voluntarily agree with unions not to handle, use, or deal in the nonunion-produced goods of other employers.
authorization card A card signed by an employee that gives a union permission to act on his behalf in negotiations with management.
collective bargaining The process by which labor and management negotiate the terms and conditions of employment, including working hours and workplace conditions.
strike An action undertaken by unionized workers when collective bargaining fails. The workers leave their jobs, refuse to work, and (typically) picket the employer’s workplace.
secondary boycott An illegal strike directed at suppliers and customers of the primary employer with whom the union has a labor dispute.
lockout Occurs when an employer shuts down to prevent employees from working typically because it cannot reach a collective bargaining agreement with the union.
Created by: leighg2011