employee

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noun em·ploy·ee \im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē, (ˌ)em-; im-ˈplȯ(i)-ˌē, em-\

Definition of employee

  1. :  one employed by another usually for wages or salary and in a position below the executive level

Examples of employee in a sentence

  1. A good boss listens to his employees.

  2. The company has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

1822

First Known Use of employee

1822

Variants of employee

less commonly

employe


EMPLOYEE Defined for English Language Learners

employee

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noun em·ploy·ee \im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē, (ˌ)em-; im-ˈplȯ(i)-ˌē, em-\

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

employee

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noun em·ploy·ee \im-ˌplȯi-ˈē\

Definition of employee for Students

  1. :  a person who is paid to work for another


Law Dictionary

employee

noun em·ploy·ee

Legal Definition of employee

  1. :  a person usually below the executive level who is hired by another to perform a service especially for wages or salary and is under the other's control — see also respondeat superior — compare independent contractor

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.

Variants of employee

also

employe



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