employment

sick leave

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTime off work due to illness or injury.

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sickness benefits

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionarySee: disability benefits

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sideline business

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA small business activity carried on in addition to an individuals full-time employment or principal trade or business.

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similarly situated

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAlike in all relevant ways for purposes of a particular decision or issue. This term is often used in discrimination cases, in which the plaintiff may seek to show that he or she was treated differently...

simplified employee pension plan

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA pension plan allowing self-employed business owners to make contributions toward their own retirement plans and to their employees retirement plans. Contributions are made directly to an individual...

Social Security tax

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA portion of the FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) tax that is 12.4% of an individual's net earned income. The employee's share of the Medicare tax is 6.2% of wages up to a certain limit (called...

special needs

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe needs of a person with disabilities for things and services other than food and shelter, which SSI provides.

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special needs trust

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA trust designed to hold and disburse property for the benefit of an SSI recipient so that SSI and Medicaid won't consider the trust property or disbursements to be a resource or income. To accomplish...

strike

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) An organized work stoppage by employees, intended to pressure the employer to meet the employees' demands (for example, for higher pay, better benefits, or safer working conditions). 2) For the judge...

Strikers

There are two broad categories of strikers.

"Economic strikers" are those employees who strike in order to obtain some economic concession from the employer such as higher wages, shorter hours, or improved working conditions. These strikers...

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