Origin of employee
OTHER WORDS FROM employeepre·em·ploy·ee, nounpro·em·ploy·ee, adjective
Words nearby employee
What does employee mean?
An employee is someone who gets paid to work for a person or company.
Workers don’t need to work full time to be considered employees—they simply need to be paid to work by an employer (the person or business that pays them). The term employee is sometimes used to distinguish contract workers from full employees (who often earn additional benefits), but in this example, both types of workers are considered employees in the general sense.
Example: My company has more than 500 employees.
Where does employee come from?
The English word employee is borrowed from the French employé, meaning “employed.” The first records of the word come from the first half of the 1800s. The suffix -ee is used in employee to indicate a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb—in this case, the person who is the beneficiary of employment.
While employees are often seen as the ones getting this benefit—and the benefits that come with it, such as health insurance—the employee-employer relationship is based on an exchange. The employee exchanges work for money. This exchange is often formalized through some kind of contract or employment agreement, and employee is most often used in the context of official situations like this. Sometimes, a person may get paid by a company or person for work, but they may not consider themselves an employee or an official employee if they don’t have a formal, official relationship with the employer. Typically, a person must have an employer to be considered an employee. For example, people who are self-employed may not qualify for certain government programs or benefits reserved for employees.
Employee is often used as an adjective in phrases like employee benefits and employee restrooms.
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What are some other forms of employee?
- employe (rare alternative spelling)
- employé (rare alternative spelling)
What are some synonyms for employee?
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How is employee used in real life?
Employee can refer to any worker who gets paid by an employer, but most commonly it refers to a worker who has an official status with an employer.
jobs love telling you ”we’re not employees we’re a FAMILY” ok mom then why are you only paying me $10/hour
— m (@okaishawty) November 16, 2019
I'm one of you. In 2015 I made 33x more than our lowest-paid employee.
I took a big pay cut & raised our minimum wage to $70k. Now our top exec makes 4x more than our lowest-paid employee.
In that span, our business tripled. Amazing what happy employees can do.
— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) December 26, 2019
embroidering my dior cape with the names of dunkin employees that deserve $50/hr
— katy (@itsbedtime_) February 10, 2020
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Which of the following terms is a synonym for employee?
A. paid staff member
How to use employee in a sentence
Those calls have led some politicians, including Gloria, to urge the state to prioritize vaccinations for school employees who work with young children.Morning Report: Not Much COVID Enforcement Happening Despite Crackdown|Voice of San Diego|February 12, 2021|Voice of San Diego
As far as I know, we haven’t rewritten the employee handbook.New York Times bails on intent-neutral standard when discussing epithets|Erik Wemple|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Restrooms and coffee bars are spaced apart, he adds, encouraging employees to walk more.
The Justice Department has asked a judge to dismiss the case against the controllers, who are federal employees, on procedural grounds.
An asynchronous working environment is one in which there are no fixed hours for employees.Businesses adopt ‘asynchronous working’ to fight remote-working fatigue and encourage cross-border collaboration|Jessica Davies|February 9, 2021|Digiday
Imagine waking up to find a guy who looks like a tech startup employee eating your charred crispy leg.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In some cases, public employee unions even pushed private sector unions to endorse Republicans.
Public employee unions are a little-acknowledged driver of this conflict.
In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter.
It said: “Tonie Tobias, Information Technology, President of GLEN, Gay and Lesbian Employee Network.”
A building employee stated earlier today that Girra left the premises less than five minutes before the killing.
A director of a bank is not an employee within the meaning of the acts under consideration.
The fact that a workman furnishes tools and materials, or undertakes to do a specified job will not prevent his being an employee.
An apprentice who is qualifying himself to operate an elevator is an employee within the Minnesota Act.
Thus, one who is employed as a workman in a sawmill on such days as it was in operation for four months was not a casual employee.