Thursday, August 13, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: Yellow Dog Contract Defined

According to Barron's Law Dictionary, a "Yellow Dog Contract" is defined as follows: "An employment contract expressly prohibiting the named employee from joining labor unions under pain of dismissal. Typically, a yellow dog contract will contain the following three provisions:

(1) A representation by the employee that he or she is not a member of a labor union;

(2) A promise by the employee not to join a labor union;

(3) A promise by the employee to quit his or her job upon joining a labor union.

Yellow dog contracts are not enforceable in federal courts, and are prohibited under the laws or constitutions of most states.

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