Laidlaw Vacancy Law and Legal Definition

Laidlaw vacancy refers to an opening in an employer’s workforce. Laidlaw vacancy is governed under the National labor Relations Act. It results from the employer’s expansion of its workforce or discharging a particular employee, or from an employee’s resigning or otherwise leaving the employment. The opening is required to be offered to striking workers, in order of seniority, after a strike has been resolved. The concept of laidlaw vacancy is evolved from the case, Laidlaw Corp. v. NLRB, 414 F.2d 99 (7th Cir. 1969).