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Spielberg Doctrine

noun Spiel·berg Doctrine \ ˈspēl-ˌbərg- \

legal Definition of Spielberg Doctrine

: a doctrine in labor law: the National Labor Relations Board will defer to an arbitrator's decision regarding a contract dispute if the arbitrator's decision was not repugnant to the National Labor Relations Act, the arbitration proceedings provided a hearing as fair as would have been provided before the NLRB, and the contract required binding arbitration — compare collyer doctrine

Origin and Etymology of spielberg doctrine

after the Spielberg Manufacturing Company, subject of an unfair labor practice complaint that prompted the formation of the doctrine


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