Affecting Commerce Law and Legal Definition

When used in the industrial context, the term ‘affecting commerce’ means touching or concerning trade, business, or an industry. The term is seen used in the Labor Management Relations Act .

The following is an example of a federal statute defining the term:

According to 29 USCS § 152, the term "affecting commerce" means in commerce, or burdening or obstructing commerce or the free flow of commerce, or having led or tending to lead to a labor dispute burdening or obstructing commerce or the free flow of commerce.