economic realities test

noun
economic re·​al·​i·​ties test

Legal Definition of economic realities test

: a judicial method of determining the nature of a business transaction or situation especially : a test used by courts for the purpose of determining if a person is an employee by considering such things as the extent of the alleged employer's ability to control, hire, fire, and discipline the person, the nature of the person's duties, and the payment of wages

Learn More about economic realities test

Cite this Entry

“Economic realities test.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/economic%20realities%20test. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!