em·ploy·ee or em·ploye n: a person usu. 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 see also respondeat superior compare independent contractor◇ 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.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
agent, apprentice, assistant, attache, factotum, hand, help, helper, hired hand, hireling, jobholder, laborer, mercenary, personnel, representative, salaried worker, servant, staff person, subordinate, toiler, wage earner, worker, workman
associated concepts: agent, bona fide employee, borrowed employee, casual employee, de facto employee, independent contractor, joint adventurer, loaned employee, part-time employee, permanent employee, provisional employee, servant, subcontractor
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.One hired to do a job.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
A person who is hired to work for another person or business (the employer) for compensation and is subject to the employer's direction as to the details of how to perform the job. Employees are subject to payroll tax code rules. Compare: independent contractorCategory: Employment Law & HR → Employee RightsCategory: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
As defined by the ERA 1996, an individual who has entered into, works or worked under the terms of a contract of employment, whether such contract is expressly agreed (in writing or orally) or is implied by the nature of the relationship. The definition of a worker includes an employee. An individual who is not an employee may be a consultant.Related links
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
n.a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer. In agency law the employee is called an agent and the employer is called the principal. This is important to determine if one is acting as employee when injured (for worker's compensation) or when he/she causes damage to another, thereby making the employer liable for damages to the injured party.
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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employee — em‧ploy‧ee [ɪmˈplɔɪˌiː, ˌemplɔɪˈiː] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES JOBS someone who is paid to work for an organization, especially someone who has a job of low rank: • A large proportion of the company s employees work outside the UK. •… … Financial and business terms
employee — has replaced employé (feminine employée) as the dominant form in BrE for someone who is employed. In AmE the alternative form is employe, pronounced as three syllables and usually stressed on the second … Modern English usage
Employee — Em ploy*ee , n. [The Eng. form of employ[ e].] One employed by another. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
employee — person employed, 1850, mainly in U.S. use, from EMPLOY (Cf. employ) + EE (Cf. ee) … Etymology dictionary
employee — [n] person being paid for working for another or a corporation agent, apprentice, assistant, attendant, blue collar*, breadwinner*, clerk, cog*, company person, craftsperson, desk jockey*, domestic, hand, help, hired gun*, hired hand*, hireling,… … New thesaurus
employee — ► NOUN ▪ a person employed for wages or salary … English terms dictionary
employee — or employe [em ploi′ē, imploi′ē; em ploi΄ē′, imploi΄ē; em΄ploi ē′] n. [Fr employé: see EMPLOY & EE1] a person hired by another, or by a business firm, etc., to work for wages or salary … English World dictionary
employee — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ paid, salaried ▪ full time, part time ▪ We have around 100 full time employees. ▪ hourly (= paid per hour of work) (AmE) … Collocations dictionary
employee — n. 1) to engage (esp. BE), hire (esp. AE), take on an employee 2) to dismiss, fire, sack (colloq.) an employee; (BE) to make an employee redundant 3) a government; white collar employee 4) a full time; part time employee 5) a fellow employee * *… … Combinatory dictionary
employee — A person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed. Riverbend … Black's law dictionary