No Raiding Agreement Law and Legal Definition

No raiding agreement refers to a labor organization’s attempt to enroll member belonging to another labor organization or employees already covered by a collective agreement negotiated by another labor organization, with the intent to undermine the latter’s bargaining relationship. A no-raiding agreement is a written pledge signed by two or more labor organizations to abstain from raiding.

It is not uncommon for an employer trying to protect itself from unfair competition to ask its employees to sign an anti-raiding agreement. Such an agreement prohibits a person who leaves the employer from hiring away other employees of the employer to work for a competitor for a specified period of time, such as a year.