Jobbers Agreement Law and Legal Definition
Jobber’s agreement is a kind of collective bargaining agreement that is used in the garment industry. It regulates the relationship between a jobber and the contractors who produce the jobber’s garments. Pursuant to such an agreement the jobber agrees to use only unionized contractors, make timely salary and bonus payments, and contribute to the employee benefit funds of the contractor’s employees. The agreement has nothing to do with the relationship between the jobber and its own employees.
This agreement is also known as hazantown agreement. Hazantown agreement is a term derived from Danielson v. Joint Board of Coat, Suit & Allied Garment Workers' Union, 494 F.2d 1230, 1231-32 (2d Cir. 1974), a case in which the jobber's name was Hazantown, Inc.
The following is an example of a case law defining the term:
A "Hazantown Agreement" or "Jobber's Agreement" is a type of collective bargaining agreement unique to the garment industry. Under such an agreement, the union does not represent the employees of the jobber; rather, the agreement regulates the relationship between the jobber and contractors involved in the integrated process of producing the jobber's garments. In essence, the jobber agrees to use only unionized contractors and to contribute to employee benefit funds on behalf of the contractors' employees. [R.M. Perlman, Inc. v. New York Coat, Suit, Dress, Rainwear & Allied Workers' Union etc., 833 F. Supp. 238 (D.N.Y. 1993)].