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SECTION 721
Definitions
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 20-A
§ 721. Definitions. When used in this article, the term:

1. "Person" includes one or more individuals, partnerships,
associations, or corporations, whether acting for themselves or in a
representative capacity.

2. "Labor organization" means any organization of any kind which
exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of representing employees
employed within the state of New York in dealing with employers or
employer organizations or with a state government, or any political or
civil subdivision or other agency thereof, concerning terms and
conditions of employment, grievances, labor disputes, or other matters
incidental to the employment relationship, and shall include the parent
national or international organization of a local labor organization.

3. "Employer" means any person conducting a business or employing
another within the state of New York, but shall not include a state
government or any political or civil subdivision or other agency
thereof.

4. "Employer organization" means any organization of any kind which
exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of representing employers
in dealing with employees or labor organizations concerning terms and
conditions of employment, grievances, labor disputes, or other matters
incidental to the employment relationship at a place of business
maintained in the state of New York.

5. "Labor relations consultant" means any person who, for
compensation, advises or represents an employer, employer organization,
or labor organization concerning employee organizing, concerted
activities or collective bargaining activities, but shall not include a
director, officer or regular employee of such employer, employer
organization or labor organization, or an attorney engaged in the
practice of law.

6. "Officer" means any person holding or in fact performing or
authorized to perform the functions of an office named or described in
the constitution, charter, articles of incorporation, articles of
association or by-laws of a labor organization or employer organization.

7. "Agent" means any person, other than an attorney engaged in the
practice of law, who represents or is authorized to represent a labor
organization or employer organization, alone or with others in its
dealings with employers, employees, members, employer organizations,
labor organizations, or other persons, regardless of whether his
relationship to the labor organization or employer organization is that
of an independent contractor or employee.