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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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With the growth in casualisation, education labour unions and academic commentators have criticised what they consider to be the exploitation of casuals and have called for reforms (Junor 2004, Percy et al.
Phase one investigated casual teaching from the perspective of the casuals themselves; Phase two investigated it from the perspective of the casuals' supervisors, that is the coordinators.
4) Strategies should be in place to ensure the use of casuals does not compromise patient care.
If the balance between the permanent and casual workforce is weighted towards casual staff, supply and demand would likely result in casuals having fewer opportunities to be employed on their own terms.
As the lunch crowd started defecting from fast food to quick casual, the move attracted the attention of some of those same fast-food giants, which wasted no time in gobbling them up in a flurry of acquisitions in the past two years.
Rubio's, one of the only independents left among quick casual Mexican food chains, wants to grow its 30-odd stores in the Los Angeles area.
Limitations such as quotas are proscribed under the Workplace Relations Act, but it remains possible in principle to pursue other restrictions such as limits on the length of time that workers can be employed as casuals (with automatic conversion to 'permanent' employment when this period is elapsed).
Unfortunately, early anecdotal evidence suggests that this right has been only lightly used, probably because of the weak position of casuals (and perhaps because of the attraction of a casual loading to low paid workers).
3) Casual comes with a price: argyle V-neck sweater, $120, with cotton oxford shirt, $54, and plaid shorts, $59, by Tommy Hilfiger U.
5) Next casual Friday, wow your co-workers with a flax/linen sweater, $285, canvas suede slim pants, $1,125, and dark-brown calf wide-band slides, $275, from Donna Karan.
The company cited trends that the average American male's wardrobe is expanding, and that American men, especially those in their 20s and 30s, want more casual dress options.