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Employer's withholding of work from employees in order to gain concession from them; it is the employers' counterpart of the employee's strike. Refusal by the employer to furnish available work to its regular employees, whether refusal is motivated by the employer's desire to protect itself against economic injury, by its desire to protect itself at the bargaining table, or by both.


Labor Law; Labor Union.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In summary, simple collusive lock-outs by competitors to exclude other potential competitors are often easily condemned without considering market circumstances.
In its policy statement, the department concluded that a lock-out, by itself, does not violate RESPA.
After the lock-outs of Friday and Saturday, sadly there weren't quite so many there yesterday to finish the job.
From knockouts to lock-outs as Chris and Charity return from honeymoon to discover Home Farm being secretly sold by a vengeful Zoe.
The only possible outcome is that BBC will have to stump up, or face further lock-outs.
Back are one-nil lock-outs, back is defensive solidity, back are opponents who can't cope with 4-5-1 even if they do utilise it themselves.
Any journalist involved in the 1979 newspaper lock-outs will confirm that, far from that, he faced accusations of being a "terrible Tory" for the way he ran his weekly newspaper during that strike.
Back are one-nil lock-outs and back are opponents who can't cope with 4-5-1 even if they use it themselves.