Definition of employee
: one employed by another usually for wages or salary and in a position below the executive level
Examples of employee in a sentence
A good boss listens to his employees.
The company has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.
First Known Use of employee
EMPLOYEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of employee for English Language Learners
: a person who works for another person or for a company for wages or a salary
EMPLOYEE Defined for Kids
Definition of employee for Students
: a person who is paid to work for another
Additional Notes on employee
In determining whether an individual is an employee, courts look at several factors, including the nature of the compensation paid, provision for employee benefits, whether the hired party is in business, tax treatment of the hired party, source of the equipment used, and location of the work. Statutes, such as workers' compensation acts and labor laws, usually include a definition of employee as it is used in the statute.
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