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.
Recent Examples of employee from the Web
Exxon won’t allow Imperial Oil employee to testify, N.Y. says Company has said Schneiderman probe is in ‘
Despite pleas from the leaders of public employee unions for higher taxes on the wealthy, state leaders have said that large-scale tax increases are unlikely this year.
Melson is scheduled to be executed June 8 for the slayings of three Gadsden restaurant employees during a 1995 robbery.
When the EEOC began investigating Rosebud hiring practices, many of its restaurants had no African-American employees, according to the EEOC.
The campus presidents, like all exempt MDC employees, have contracts that are up for renewal (or not) every year.
Best was a Portland city employee and army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Still, that detachment means AlphaGo lacks the human touch required to manage employees, counsel patients or adequately write flowing newspaper features about its own dominance over humans.
The Department of Justice said Horn was the owner of Katie's Tax Service in York and Green was an employee at the tax business.
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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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