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Irregular, occasional, or accidental; happening without being planned or foreseen.

The term is used to describe an event that is unanticipated or unusual. A casual sale is one that is not customary, or done in the usual course of business—such as a jeweler occasionally selling vacuum cleaners.

Casual employment is irregular, periodic, or seasonal employment, such as someone selling ice cream only during the summer. Workers' Compensation laws in many states do not apply to casual employment.


adj. defining something that happens by chance, without being foreseen, or informally. This includes "casual" labor or employment, which is someone hired to do a task just because he/she was available at the moment. "Casual laborer" carries the implication that the laborer does not belong to a union and that the employer and the laborer will not pay appropriate taxes on the wages paid.


adjective aimless, apathetic, blase, causeless, cursory, designless, desultory, fortuitous, haphazard, inattentive, incidental, indeterminate, indifferent, informal, insouciant, irregular, nonchalant, occasional, orderless, perfunctory, pococurante, purposeless, thoughtless, unarranged, uncertain, unconcerned, undetermined, undirected, unexacting, unfixed, unmethodical, unmeticulous, unmindful, unordered, unprecise, unpunctilious, unstudied, unsystematic, unweighed
Associated concepts: casual act, casual employment, casual transaction
See also: careless, coincidental, cursory, fortuitous, haphazard, informal, lax, nonchalant, perfunctory, promiscuous, random, sporadic, thoughtless, unintentional, usual

CASUAL. What happens fortuitously what is accidental as, the casual revenue's of the government, are those which are contingent or uncertain.

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Additionally, only half (53 per cent) of UK directors now allow staff to wear casual dress on certain days, such as dress-down Fridays, illustrating that the smart suit cannot be written off as 'old hat'.
Accipiter can't explain the change, especially because casual dress in her opinion "has been an overwhelming success.
Hypothesis 4: America's Best Companies to Work For will be significantly more likely to contain references to a casual dress policy on their corporate Web site than will America's Biggest Companies.
Workplace Vitality magazine recently reported that 67 percent of the hundreds of firms contacted in a 1995 employment survey now permit casual dress.
The Country Inns & Suites survey also finds that 32% noted business casual dress as "a way of doing business" rather then just a fashion statement.
He also said nobody had complained about the toy baseball bat incident at the time and denied losing his temper over the plans for a casual dress day.
The research also found that female company directors are considerably more sceptical about the merits of casual dress than their male counterparts.
Other changes included establishing a dedicated Work/Life department, initiating flexible work arrangements and a casual dress policy, and developing innovative child-care initiatives.
Q We have casual dress days every Friday, but I am reluctant to wear casual attire because I feel that, as a female, we tend to diminish our stature when we dress casually, while the same does not seem to apply to males.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- Business casual dress is catching on in offices across America, leaving numerous employees wondering how casually they can dress and how following a relaxed dress code will affect their self- images.
Casual dress is a trend seen in downtown financial districts, corporate conference rooms, and large and small businesses across America: employees are coming to work dressed in attractive but comfortable casual clothes.
Second, universal plan changes combined with an organizational change such as a casual dress code can break down barriers with senior management and improve communications.