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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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According to Mwayaa most of the casuals are paid through imprest raised by chief officers.
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The requirement of 12 months employment with an employer in order to be eligible for conversion effectively limits conversion to long-term casuals. For those employed for less than 12 months, access to conversion and the full range of entitlements under the national scheme continues to be excluded.
Since 2000, full-time farm jobs have fallen from 63,000, while casual numbers have grown from 45,000.
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Casal-Uy warned PeAaAaAeA~a that she and other members of the City Counc will remain vigilant against any unlawful actions of his camp that will violate the rights of casual employees, especially those who have fully complied with HRDO requirements for the renewal of their appointments.
While there is a considerable literature on the casualisation of academic employment (reviewed in the next section), none of the literature has, to date, systematically examined and compared the views of casuals and coordinators on the basis of survey-generated data; hence, this is the focus of our research for the article.
Historically, organisations, including DHBs, have used casuals as relief staff to cover for sick and other leave and to accommodate seasonal fluctuations.
Batting first, Sevenoaks lost an early wicket to a run out, before Alistair Collyer (63 not out) set about the Casuals attack.
And our list of casuals will soon be in the hands of police forces across the country.