servant
ser·vant n: a person who serves others: as
a: an individual who performs duties about the person or home of a master or personal employer
b: a person in the employ and subject to the direction or control of an individual or company see also respondeat superior compare agent, master

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

servant
index employee

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


servant
n.
A person who works for someone else and is controlled by him or her; an employee; a person employed by a government, also called a civil servant. See also civil service, independent contractor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


servant

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


servant
An outdated term for employee.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


servant
n. One who is employed to work under the immediate control and instruction of the employer.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

servant
n.
   an employee of an employer, technically one who works for a master. A servant is distinguished from an "independent contractor" who operates his/her own business even though spending much time on the work of a particular person or entity. The servant has established hours or piece work, is under the direction of the employer even as to details, cannot work for competitors and acts for the benefit of the employer rather than for himself/herself. The employer of a servant must provide to the servant (employee) worker's compensation insurance, Social Security coverage, make income tax deductions, and provide benefit from various federal and state labor laws. An independent contractor is responsible for such payments and benefits himself/herself.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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