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n. a person who is hired for a wage, salary, fee or payment to perform work for an employer. This is important to determine if one is acting as employee when injured (for worker's compensation) or when he/she causes damage to another, thereby making the employer liable for damages to the injured party. (See: agency, principal, respondeat superior, employer, scope of employment)
employeenoun agent, apprentice, assistant, attaché, factotum, hand, help, helper, hired hand, hireling, laborer, mercenary, personnel, representative, salaried worker, servant, staff person, subordinate, toiler, wage earner, worker, workman
Associated concepts: agent, bona fide employee, borrowed employee, casual employee, de facto employee, indeeendent contractor, joint adventurer, loaned employee, part-time employee, permanent employee, provisional employee, servant, subcontractor
See also: assistant
EMPLOYEE. One who is authorized to act for another; a mandatory.