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§900.  Definitions

As used in R.S. 23:900 through R.S. 23:904, the following terms shall have the definitions ascribed below unless the context indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Strike".  Any concerted act of the employees in a lawful refusal of the employees to perform work, or services for the employer, provided such acts are not recognized as unlawful under Louisiana state and federal law, and if the employees are represented by a labor organization, that the said labor organization shall have approved or sanctioned the act.

(2)  "Lockout".  A refusal by an employer to permit his employees to work as a result of a dispute with such employees that affects wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment of said employees, provided, however, that a lockout shall not include a termination of employment for reasons deemed proper under Louisiana state and federal law.

(3)  "Employer".  A person, firm or corporation who employs any employee to perform services for a wage or salary and includes any person, firm or corporation acting as an agent of any employer, directly or indirectly.

(4)  "Employee".  Any person who performs services for wages or salary under a contract of employment, express or implied, for an employer.

(5)  "Labor organization".  Any organization of any kind or any agency or employee representation committee or plan in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment or conditions of work.

Acts 1962, No. 365, §1.

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