em·ploy·ment n
1: an activity or service performed for another esp. for compensation or as an occupation
2: the act of employing: the state of being employed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun activity, appointment, assignment, avocation, berth, billet, business, calling, capacity, career, commission, craft, duty, employ, engagement, enterprise, field, function, incumbency, industry, job, labor, life-work, line, livelihood, living, means of livelihood, means of support, negotium, occupation, office, position, post, practice, profession, pursuit, retainment, service, situation, specialty, task, trade, vocation, work associated concepts: abandonment of employment, arising out of and in course of employment, available for employment, casual employment, conditions of employment, contract of employment, course of employment, covered employment, dangerous employment, duration of employment, during term of employment, engaged in employment, exempt employment, extrahazardous employment, extraordinary employment, general employment, grade of employment, injury arising in course of employment, permanent employment, place of employment, private employment, professional employment, public employment, scope of employment, seasonal employment, temporary employment, tenure of employment II index agency (legal relationship), appointment (position), business (occupation), calling, career, course, enjoyment (use), function, industry (activity), job, labor (work), livelihood, management (judicious use), means (opportunity), occupation (vocation), office, position (business status), post, practice (professional business), profession (vocation), project, pursuit (occupation), title (position), trade (occupation), usage, use

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A job; the act of employing.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

the relationship formerly known as master and servant, a contract such as that of a chauffeur who sells his service. It can be used for the contractor who enters a contract to provide services, such as a taxi driver. Much modern employment law deals with statutory rights in relation to employment, and its focus on the 'servant' type of employment is often seen when it refers to 'worker'. Company directors are not, for example, necessarily employees but may be employed by the company. Partners are not employees of the partnership. See employers' liability; employee share scheme.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1) The hiring of a person for compensation, in which the employer has the right to control how the employee does the job.
2) The job for which an employee is hired.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one's services are subject to the other's direction and control.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   the hiring of a person for compensation. It is important to determine if acts occurred in the "scope of employment" to establish the possible responsibility of the employer to the employee for injuries on the job or to the public for acts of the employee.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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