employee benefits

Back pay

Measuring from the date of termination of employment to the date of trial, wages that an employee lost.

See front pay.

Bargaining unit

A group of employees who have a clear and identifiable community of interests with one another and that are represented by a single labor union in dealings with management such as collective bargaining. The "appropriateness" of a bargaining unit is...

boycott

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn organized effort to damage a business by refusing to patronize it. The goal is attract attention to and influence the business's policies. Labor unions and their sympathizers have boycotted lettuce and...

Cafeteria Plan

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA benefit program in which employees choose from a menu of options, such as health coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, and so on.

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Captive Audience

A situation in which an employer gives speeches that discourage workers from joining a union or that are in some way anti-union. These speeches may be given to employees on company time and company property and only if they are not coercive. The...

Casual Labor

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySometimes used to refer to work that does not further the business of the employer, typically on a one-time or very sporadic basis. For example, someone who was hired for one day to clean the windows of a...

COBRA

Refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (also known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986). A federal statute that allow a person to continue their health insurance coverage past the date upon which...

Collective Bargaining

Definition

Collective bargaining refers to the negotiation process between an employer and a union comprised of workers to create an agreement that will govern the terms and conditions of the workers' employment.

Overview

The result of collective...

Compensation

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryPayment for work performed or damages suffered (for example, in the form of workers' compensation benefits).

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Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA federal law that enables employees and their families to continue health care coverage under an employers group health plan even after they experience an event -- such as a layoff, termination, cut in...

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