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a common law doctrine under which either party may terminate an employment relationship at any time for any reason, unless a contract specifies otherwise

Employment at Will

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an employee's disclosure to government authorities, upper-level managers, or the media that the employer is engaged in unsafe or illegal activities

Whistleblowing

3

an employers termination of an employee's employment in violation of the law or an employment contract

Wrongful Discharge

4

lowest wage, either by govt regulation or union contract, that an employer may pay an hourly worker

Minimum Wage

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state statutes that establish an administrative process for compensating workers for injuries that arise in the course of their employment, regardless of fault

Workers Compensation Laws

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the creation of an absolute or unconditional right or power

Vesting

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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-9 Verification

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a firm that requires union membership by its workers as a condition of employment, which is illegal

Closed Shop

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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

Union Shop

10

a state law providing that employees may not be required to join a union as a condition of retaining employment

Right to Work Law

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an illegal agreement in which employers voluntarily agree with unions not to handle, use, or deal in the nonunion-produced goods of other employers

Hot Cargo Agreement

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a card signed by an employee that gives a union permission to act on his or her behalf in negotiations with management

Authorization Card

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the process by which labor and management negotiate the terms and conditions of employment, including working hours and workplace conditions

collective bargaining

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an action undertaken by unionized workers when collective bargaining fails. The workers leave their jobs, refuse to work and picket the employer's workplace

strike

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an illegal strike directed at suppliers and customers of the primary employer with whom the union has a labor dispute

secondary boycott

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occurs when an employer shuts down to prevent employees from working typically because it cannot reach a collective bargaining agreement with the union

lockout