essence test

Definition of "essence test"
  1. This is a principle in labor law where a court that is reviewing a case can only overturn an arbitrator's decision if it is found to be unreasonable and not based on the collective bargaining agreement
How to use "essence test" in a sentence
  1. In the labor dispute, the court applied the essence test and found the arbitrator's decision unreasonable.
  2. The company objected to the arbitrator's award, leading the court to conduct an essence test and uphold the decision.
  3. The essence test was used by the court to determine whether the arbitrator's award deviated from the collective bargaining agreement.

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