The Tricky Concept Of Labor Law Successorship

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 3:39 PM EST) -- Labor-related successorship issues are present whenever there is a change in the employing entity, and a union represents any of the predecessor’s employees.

This can happen when a new employer purchases assets of another employer; there is a merger; there is an acquisition of a business through a stock purchase; a new employer takes over a business contract of another employer or simply succeeds in outbidding it for a particular portion of its business; or when any number of other business changes occurs.

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