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An HR Glossary for HR Terms

Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms

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Employee

What is an Employee?

A worker performing services in exchange for compensation who meets the common law test. See also "Independent Contractor." Under Common Law, anyone who performs services for an individual or company (employer), where the employer can control what will be done and how it will be done. This applies even when you give the employee freedom of action.

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