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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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Lock-out and lock-in product strategies can be recognized by their "locking" effects, but of course their legality under antitrust laws depends on complex market analysis.
The roll lock-out system is an optional feature that can be retrofitted on PTi's complete line of roll stands and on many non-PTi roll stands.
* Office space rental, lender lock-outs and retaliation.
Conciliation proceedings are deemed to commence on the date on which notice of strike or lock-out is received by the Conciliator; and are deemed to have expired on the date on which the period of 14 days notice expires unless the period has been extended with the agreement of both the parties.
The only possible outcome is that BBC will have to stump up, or face further lock-outs.
Since then, lock-outs have been used more widely in the sale and purchase of land and a subsequent court ruling has made it clear that the courts will support a properly constituted lock-out agreement for the sale of land, as well as for the sale of shares.
A mere seven goals conceded in nine matches puts the Mackems behind only champions Chelsea when it comes to lock-outs.
"The restrictions and the lock-outs that have occurred in recent years seriously affected the media's capacity to report the news and of course we believe the public was denied at times," Gillies said.
"From lock-outs to changing locks after burglaries, from broken doors to windows needing boarding up...
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WORKERS unfairly sacked after one of Wales' longest-running lock-outs have vowed to fight for compensation after their workplace was sold to developers.
Mechanical approaches to this end include physical lock-outs, defence-in-depth strategy, mandatory early warning systems, and enforced clinical pathways or algorithms.