checkoff

/chek"awf', -of'/, n.
1. the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
2. a voluntary contribution from one's income tax for a specific purpose, as the public financing of election campaigns, made by checking off the appropriate box on a tax return.
3. Football. audible (def. 2).
[1910-15, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase check off]

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  • checkoff — check·off n 1: the deduction of union dues from a worker s paycheck by the employer 2: designation on an income tax return of a small amount of money to be applied to a special fund (as for campaign financing) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • checkoff — UK US /ˈtʃekɒf/ noun [U] US ► MARKETING a system in which producers pay a certain amount of money to an organization for the advertising of the products of their industry in general, rather than of their particular brand: »The national dairy… …   Financial and business terms

  • checkoff — ☆ checkoff [chek′ôf΄ ] n. an arrangement by which dues of labor union members are withheld from wages and turned over to the union by the employer …   English World dictionary

  • Checkoff — A checkoff is a bookkeeping mechanism which provides for regular payment of an obligation such as union dues or a tax on sales of agricultural goods which finance a generic commodity marketing program such as such as the commodity checkoff… …   Wikipedia

  • checkoff — noun Date: 1911 1. a. the deduction of union dues from a worker s paycheck by the employer b. designation on an income tax return of a small amount of money to be applied to a special fund (as for financing political campaigns) 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • checkoff — noun the collection of union dues or other fees from employees via deductions from their wages …   Wiktionary

  • checkoff — check•off [[t]ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, ˌɒf[/t]] n. 1) bus the collection of union dues by employers through deductions from wages 2) bus a voluntary contribution from one s income tax, as for a political campaign fund • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • checkoff —  System where the employer withholds union dues from workers’ paychecks …   American business jargon

  • checkoff — / tʃekɒf/ noun US a system where union dues are automatically deducted by the employer from a worker’s pay cheque ● Checkoffs are seen by most employees as worthwhile as long as their interests are well represented by the union. ● After checkoffs …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • checkoff — The deduction of union dues and assessments by the employer from the wages of the employee and the turning over of the amounts so deducted to the labor union. Anno: 14 ALR2d 177 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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