homeworker


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homeworker

an individual who contracts with a person, for the purposes of that person's business, for the execution of work to be done in a place not under the control or management of that person.
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The homeworker carries some responsibility such as the safety of flooring, electricity, gas, heating, lighting and general housekeeping.
6% of the male workforce in Wales are homeworkers compared with 10.
The solutions also provide a personal number unrelated to the user's home address, protecting the security and privacy of homeworkers.
Thus, as the Leeds tailoring business became more advanced, with up to forty sewing machines grouped together in workshops (compared with London's eight to ten) so the amount of work for the lowly `finisher', usually a homeworker, also increased.
The literature addresses the issue from the perspective of motivation (Kawakami 1983; Ramsower 1985); it does not consider how changes in the labour process might help or hinder a homeworker in thinking she is engaged in 'real' work.
Homeworker advocacy groups came together to form Homenet International.
The ESA establishes the minimum wage for homeworkers, which is 110% of the regular minimum wage, to reflect costs borne by the homeworker such as heat, electricity, etc.
Homeworkers in Global Perspective: Invisible No More is an outgrowth of Elizabeth Prugl and Eileen Boris' direct involvement in the international homeworker movement.
Through an imaginative use of sewing-machine advertisements, Coffin illuminates how appeals to consumers denied the circumstances of homeworker lives.
According to a new study by Link Resources Corporation, roughly 33 percent of the American workforce, or about 43 million Americans, now consists of home office users, up from just 21 percent in 1988; and the homeworker population is predicted to continue growing at about 15 percent a year.
The average homeworker in the 1920s and 1930s, for instance, was "a married mother of small children, whose husband's intermittent labor and low wages compelled her to work for family necessities".
The homeworker trend also allows companies to reduce overhead by down sizing office space and reducing travel budgets.