Employment Law Manual

Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons"

Guidance on federal and state employment laws governing labor relations with regard to the use of strikes, lockouts and other “economic weapons” used in labor disputes.

Federal Law and Guidance

This section helps HR professionals understand that the ultimate economic weapons available during a labor dispute are a strike by the union employees and a lockout by the employer. Additionally, this section provides guidance on the employer's rights and restrictions in replacing employees during a strike or a lockout.

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