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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Here are the reasons some firms give for going casual: 1) to be more like their high-tech clients where casual dress has been the norm since the 1980; 2) to give them an edge in recruiting and 3) to improve productivity.
The rater thoroughly reviewed each site and completed a checklist to indicate whether or not the key elements of interest (i.e., corporate mission statement, community outreach policy, work-life balance policy, and a casual dress policy) were present.
By 1992, Levi Straus & Company had reported that 67 percent of 500 companies surveyed allowed casual dress days all or part of the time.
I should admit that my observations about how casual dress affects productivity are limited to watching employees in other groups.
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.
After starting with one "dress-down" day per week in some facilities up to a decade ago, General Motors and Ford recently adopted casual dress policies covering the entire work-week (Rothenberg, 1995).
About 5 to 10 minutes are devoted to casual dress, and Finley says, "Lately we've gotten a lot of questions."
Participants each ran a mile in outrageous costumes, others who came in casual dress wore face paint.
CASUAL dress, an odd moustache, bleached hair and the start of a dodgy-looking beard is no bar to the corridors of power - if you are Euan Blair.
According to a study completed by California State University, Sacramento, marketing professor Dennis Tootelian, nearly two-thirds of Americans have felt inappropriately dressed at a business or social function and more than two-thirds are uncertain about the differences among business attire, business casual, and casual dress in the workplace.
According to a 2002 survey by Jackson Lewis, a law firm focusing on workplace issues, 67% of companies had a casual dress code at least one day a week, down from 75% the previous year.
Since its debut in 1996, the store has had young urbanites flocking to its modest 1,200 square-foot store in search of custom-made designer sportswear and casual dress apparel featuring the logo H.O.B.O.