featherbedding n[from the notion of making oneself comfortable through the receipt of excessive or unjustified compensation for little or no work]
: the unfair labor practice of causing an employer to pay for services which are not performed (as by requiring more workers than necessary) see also Labor Management Relations Act in the Important Laws section
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.