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employee

n. a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer. 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. (See: agency, principal, respondeat superior, employer, scope of employment)

employee

noun agent, apprentice, assistant, attaché, factotum, hand, help, helper, hired hand, hireling, 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, indeeendent contractor, joint adventurer, loaned employee, part-time employee, permanent employee, provisional employee, servant, subcontractor
See also: assistant

employee

see EMPLOYMENT.

EMPLOYEE. One who is authorized to act for another; a mandatory.

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It was like a wonderful poem to him, and he took it all in guilelessly--even to the conspicuous signs demanding immaculate cleanliness of the employees.
So guileless was he, and ignorant of the nature of business, that he did not even realize that he had become an employee of Brown's, and that Brown and Durham were supposed by all the world to be deadly rivals--were even required to be deadly rivals by the law of the land, and ordered to try to ruin each other under penalty of fine and imprisonment!
Yet now he was sitting in his office, long after the last clerk had left, long after the hour at which he himself was wont to leave, his mind full of his late employee.
And Harris Collins, a sliver of a less than a light-weight man, who lived in mortal fear that at table the mother of his children would crown him with a plate of hot soup, went into the cage, before the critical audience of his employees and professional visitors, armed only with a broom-handle.
Hal Winters, his fellow employee, was a young fellow.
According to her father's account, they had come from homes as good as their own; they were certainly more than her equal in fortune; and her father had come to them as an employee, until they had taken him into partnership.
Do not speak thus, for your reply evinces neither logic nor philosophy; everything is relative, my dear young friend, from the king who stands in the way of his successor, to the employee who keeps his rival out of a place.
not one of the whole party ever having been a regular employee in genteel life.
But he felt that it was an imposition for an employer, because he bought the time of an employee in working hours, to presume in any way upon any of the rest of that employee's time.
USERRA does not require the employer to return employees to the exact same position that they occupied before leaving for military service.
I have helped management communicate concern for employees not only by creating an asking program, but also by creating a variety of cost-effective benefits.
Where employees are required to make deferred contributions to their 401(k) plans to receive a firm's matching contribution, the returning veteran has up to three times his or her total service period (not to exceed five years) after being reemployed to make up missed employee contributions, says Steve Bernstein, an attorney with Fisher & Phillips, a law firm in Atlanta.

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