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What is Labor Relations Law?

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Labor Relations Law is that which defines the status, rights, and duties, and the institutional mechanisms, that govern the individual and collective interactions of employers, employees, or their representatives.

Stated otherwise:

It is that body of statutes, rules, principles and doctrines that governs the rights and duties of workers and employers by establishing a legal framework within which better terms and conditions of work could be obtained through collective bargaining or other concerted activity. This element of labor sets the legal parameters whereby workers may undertake concerted activities to secure better conditions of employment than those prescribed by Labor Standards Law.

NOTE: Absent an employer-employee relation, there is no labor relation to speak of. If there is no employer-employee relationship between the parties, there is no basis for organizing for purposes of collective bargaining.

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