Unity of Operation Law and Legal Definition

Unity of operation refers to a centralized executive structure with central purchasing, advertising, accounting and management. It includes common management, personnel policies, operating procedures, pricing, collections, and financing.

In True v. Heitkamp, 470 N.W.2d 582 (N.D. 1991), the court held that unity of operation means that the group of corporations contributes to or receives benefits from functional integration or economies of scale.