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employee

Legal Definition of employee

Noun

  1. A person usually below the executive level who is hired by another to perform a service esp. for wages or salary and is under the other's control.

    Note: In determining whether an individual is an employee, courts look at several factors, including the nature of the compensation paid, provision for employee benefits, whether the hired party is in business, tax treatment of the hired party, source of the equipment used, and location of the work. Statutes, such as workers' compensation acts and labor laws, usu. include a definition of employee as it is used in the statute.

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Definition of employee

Pronunciation

Etymology

    From French employé.

Noun

employee (plural employees)

  1. An individual who provides labor to a company or another person.

Further reading

An employee contributes labor and expertise to an endeavor of an employer and is usually hired to perform specific duties which are packaged into a job. In most modern economies, the term "employee" refers to a specific defined relationship between an individual and a corporation, which differs from those of customer or client.

Other types of employment are arrangements such as indenturing which is now highly unusual in developed nations but still happens elsewhere.

References:

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