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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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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.
While the same directional trend was found for the remaining dependent variables, the base rates for both work-life balance (43% for the Best and 22% for the Biggest) and a casual dress policy (19% for the Best and 10% for the Biggest) were considerably lower.
Most companies believe that casual dress fosters better morale and creativity.
I should admit that my observations about how casual dress affects productivity are limited to watching employees in other groups.
At this point, your company has a policy of casual dress days, and you should take advantage of it if you want to.
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).
To capitalize on the relaxed trend, Finley says his company is coming out with what he calls a fairly significant casual dress line for men in the fall of 1995.
Many companies adopted casual dress policies during the heady 1990s.
ROYAL REPRIMAND: An Ascot cameraman in casual dress (above), and, more traditionally, in top hat and tails (right)
Human resource managers believe there are many benefits from allowing casual dress at work.
With more of corporate America shifting toward a casual dress code, the backpack is growing in acceptance and popularity for many workers.
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.